plural nouninformal, chiefly North American
A large number or quantity: they raised scads of children [in singular]: he’s installed a scad of microprocessors
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- 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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