1. an Irishman.
|Real Life in Ireland 186: When the hour of nine hath striken, / Up the nine stairs slow we crawl; / Crowds of Pads the alleys thicken, / That convey them to straw hall.|
|(con. 1920s) Emerald Square 13: Thought you were strictly for the Pads?|
2. a nickname or intimate form of address for an Irishman.
|‘Irish Love letters’ in Diprose’s Comic Song Book 3: Here’s a letter just sent her by Pad.|
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 95: Nay, you silly feller [...] ’tis all one day, Pad.|