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noun (1)

plural scad also scads
: any of several carangid fishes (especially of the genus Decapterus)


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noun (2)

: a large number or quantity
usually used in plural
scads of money

Examples of scad in a Sentence

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Buzzy, even — a high rise with sleek public safety facilities, a sparkling public library and scads of apartments, 30 percent of them set aside as affordable. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2024 Which leads to all the discussions about exhaust valves, engineering quirks and scads of other stuff that will warm the hearts of gearheads everywhere. Joe Leydon, Variety, 3 Jan. 2024 Yet scads of scientific questions must still be answered. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Jan. 2017 No Brewers Guild Fest, with oodles of county breweries showcasing scads of beers. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2023 Williams was later seen carrying one such bag, crafted from crocodile leather and lined with lambskin—instead of the coated canvas toted around by scads of globe-trotters—in the wild. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 6 Nov. 2023 Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Al Green, Pirates of the Mississippi, George Thorogood, Charley Pride, Linda Ronstadt and Hayden’s Outliers are among the scads of acts who found new textures in his classics, as did Hank Williams Jr., most famously. Tom Roland, Billboard, 16 Sep. 2023 The experience planted the seed for the Gerber Group, which has since opened scads of stylish boîtes across the U.S. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 26 Aug. 2023 On either side of the range are white cabinets with scads of drawers topped by a quartz countertop. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

probably alteration of English dialect scald a multitude

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1602, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scad was in 1602

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“Scad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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