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scad1

[skad] /skæd/
noun, plural (especially collectively) scad (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scads.
1.
any carangid fish of the genus Decapterus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical shore waters.
2.
any of several related carangid fishes, as of the genera Trachurus or Selar.
Origin of scad1
1595-1605
1595-1605; origin uncertain

scad2

[skad] /skæd/
noun, Usually, scads
1.
Informal. a great number or quantity:
scads of money.
2.
Archaic. a piece of money; dollar.
Origin
1855-60, Americanism; of obscure origin; compare British dial scal(d) a great quantity
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  • I see a man who looks as though the world had used him bad; it sets my jaded heart aglow to give him half a scad.

  • This accordingly doing, we came to the eastern side of Loudon-hill, the trysted place, shortly after the first scad of the dawn.

    Ringan Gilhaize John Galt
British Dictionary definitions for scad

scad

/skæd/
noun (pl) scad, scads
1.
any of various carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, esp the horse mackerel
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish skädde flounder
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Word Origin and History for scad
n.

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."

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