\ ˈskad How to pronounce scad (audio) \
plural scad also scads

Definition of scad

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of several carangid fishes (especially of the genus Decapterus)

Definition of scad (Entry 2 of 2)

: a large number or quantity usually used in pluralscads of money

First Known Use of scad

Noun (1)

1602, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scad

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

probably alteration of English dialect scald a multitude

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“Scad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scad. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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