[ skad ]
/ skæd /

noun, plural (especially collectively) scad, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scads.

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 scad

First recorded in 1595–1605; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scads

British Dictionary definitions for scads (1 of 2)

/ (skædz) /

pl n

informal a large amount or number

Word Origin for scads

C19: of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for scads (2 of 2)

/ (skæd) /

noun plural scad or scads

any of various carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, esp the horse mackerel

Word Origin for scad

C17: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish skädde flounder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012