Definition of scads in English:


Syllabification: scads
Pronunciation: /skadz


informal , chiefly North American
A large number or quantity: they raised scads of children [in singular]: he’s installed a scad of microprocessors
More example sentences
  • They started out like a great burning thing, hitting the ball all over the park, running the bases with abandon, and scoring scads of runs.
  • The building it was located in housed hundreds of offices with scads of workers, all in diverse fields.
  • Certainly this is not because he's a millionaire studbolt adored by scads of teenage females.


mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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