Anyone here from Chicago? If so…Chad is a generally derogatory slang term referring to a young urban white man, typically single and in his 20s or early 30s. The term originated during the 1990s in Chicago, Illinois, and was further popularlized by a satirical website dedicated to the Lincoln Park Chad Society, a fictional social club based in Chicago’s upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood. The female counterpart to the Chad, in slang, is the “Trixie”.
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), attending private prep school, receiving a BMW for his 16th birthday, obtaining a law 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.
As such, “Chads” are not unique to Chicago but representative of a stereotyped subculture in contemporary America. However, the term’s use is specific to the Chicago area.
This will set most “Chads” straight.