- any carangid fish of the genus Decapterus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical shore waters.
- any of several related carangid fishes, as of the genera Trachurus or Selar.
Origin of scad1
- Informal. a great number or quantity: scads of money.
- Archaic. a piece of money; dollar.
Origin of scad2
Related Words for scadprofusion, abundance, oodles, ream, lots, gathering, cluster, fullness, jumble, total, mint, bunch, cargo, congeries, sum, trillion, whole, much, hill, hoard
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Contemporary Examples of scad
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Historical Examples of scad
- any of various carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, esp the horse mackerel
Word Origin for scad
c.1600, Cornish name for a type of fish (also known as horse mackerel) abundant on the British coast; of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of shad. OED compares Welsh ysgaden "herrings," Norwegian dialectal skad, Swedish skädde "flounder."