'Would he cut a bounder?' Hemingway goes on to ask. While the terms 'cad' and 'bounder' often seem synonymous in their usage of defining a morally reprehensible person, Ewa Lewis highlights an interesting difference between the two: 'To be a cad, one really has to be upper-class and rich. Alan Clark springs immediately to mind. In the dictionary, a cad is someone who behaves "in an ungentlemanly way" and a bounder one "who behaves in a way beyond the bounds of society".