Chad (slang)

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For other uses, see Chad (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Chav.

Chad is a generally derogatory slang term referring to a young urban white man, typically single and in his 20s or early 30s.[1] The term originated during the 1990s in Chicago, Illinois,[2] and was further popularized by a satirical website dedicated to the Lincoln Park Chad Society,[citation needed] a fictional social club based in Chicago's upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood. The female counterpart to the Chad, in slang, is the "Trixie".[3]

A Chad is typically depicted as originating in Chicago's affluent North Shore suburbs (Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Deerfield, Northbrook, Glencoe, Winnetka, Glenview, Wilmette, or Lake Forest), receiving a BMW for his 16th birthday, obtaining a law or business degree from a Big Ten University, belonging to a fraternity, moving to Lincoln Park, marrying a Trixie, and then moving back to the North Suburbs.[4]

As such, "Chads" are not unique to Chicago but representative of a stereotyped subculture in contemporary America.

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  1. ^ Kaduk, Kevin. Wrigleyworld: A Season in Baseball's Best Neighborhood (NAL Hardcover, 2006) ISBN 978-0-451-21812-4
  2. ^ Tracy Swartz (April 24, 2008). "Talk of the town". Chicago Redeye (Tribune Co.). Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Clay Risen (Aug 20, 2001). "Lincoln Park Trixie Society". Flak Magazine. 
  4. ^ » Lifecycle

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