/ (skædz) /

pl n
  1. informal a large amount or number

Origin of scads

C19: of uncertain origin

Words Nearby scads

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How to use scads in a sentence

  • Government and charities were pouring scads of dough into a joint called the Medical Research Center.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
  • Thet gurl's not only white—she's got money, scads ov it, and is a good looker.

    The Devil's Own | Randall Parrish
  • He jist shoved them scads what hed been given him careless-like down inter his coat pocket, an' faced Mister Manager.

    Beth Norvell | Randall Parrish
  • Promoters grovel at his feet, and offer heaps of scads, if he will condescend to meet some other bruising lads.

    Rippling Rhymes | Walt Mason
  • One day they were out and caught six mackerel and six scads.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners | J. Henry Harris