A pimp, especially a scout who procures new girls in the white slave traffic. "You never see them two bit (cheap) cadets hitting the can (going to prison) with a load (long term) of boffos (years)."

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Ca*det" (?), n. [F. cadet a younger or the youngest son or brother, dim. fr. L. caput head; i. e., a smaller head of the family, after the first or eldest. See Chief, and cf. Cad.]

1.

The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.

The cadet of an ancient and noble family.
Wood.

2. (Mil.)

(a)

A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission.

(b)

A young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.

⇒ All the undergraduates at Annapolis are Naval cadets. The distinction between Cadet midshipmen and Cadet engineers was abolished by Act of Congress in 1882.

 

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Ca*det", n.

1.

In New Zealand, a young gentleman learning sheep farming at a station; also, any young man attached to a sheep station.

2.

A young man who makes a business of ruining girls to put them in brothels. [Slang, U. S.]

 

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