- (American English) [colloquial]scads of money/food/peoplemontones (masculine plural) or (in South America also) pilas (feminine plural) de dinero/comida/gente [colloquial]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.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.