scad

1 of 2

noun (1)

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

scad

2 of 2

noun (2)

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

Word History

Etymology

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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Cite this Entry

“Scad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scad. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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