"chad"--a possible origin
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Sun Nov 19 19:58:42 UTC 2000
douglas at NB.NET,Net writes:
>The origin from Scots "chad" =
>"gravel" offered in Webster's Third (1961) seems reasonable to me.
This is true. But, in subsequent publications they (MW) have preferred
"origin unknown." So, too: OED-as #1 and AHD.
I'd like to know more about the MW 1947 quote.
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