scad

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[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. scabland,
  2. scablands,
  3. scabrid,
  4. scabrous,
  5. scabrously,
  6. scads,
  7. scaevola,
  8. scafell pike,
  9. scaffold,
  10. scaffold nail

Origin of scad

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First recorded in 1595–1605; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for scads

scads

/ (skædz) /

pl n

informal a large amount or number

Word Origin for scads

C19: of uncertain origin

scad

/ (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

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Word Origin and History for scads
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