scads

scads
scads [skædz] n informal
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Probably from English dialect scald 'a large number']
scads of sth
large numbers or quantities of something
They got scads of calls from reporters.

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  • scads — (n.) large amounts, 1869, American English, earlier dollar (1858, usually in plural), of uncertain origin. Unknown connection to SCAD (Cf. scad), the fish …   Etymology dictionary

  • scads — [n] large quantity, bags*, barrels*, bunches, bundles*, gobs*, heaps*, jillion*, large number, loads, lots, many and then some*, oodles*, piles, plenty, scores, stacks, tons, zillions; concepts 432,787 …   New thesaurus

  • scads — n.pl. US colloq. large quantities. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn. * * * noun a large number or amount made lots of new friends she amassed stacks of newspapers • Syn: ↑tons, ↑dozens, ↑heaps, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scads — [sksedz] n. lots (of something). □ I have just scads and scads of paper. □ Aunt Mary has scads of money …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scads — UK [skædz] / US noun [plural] informal old fashioned a large number or amount of something scads of: I ve got scads of letters to write …   English dictionary

  • scads — carangid carangid n. any fish of the family {Carangidae}, including the {cavallas}, {jacks}, {pompanos} and {scads}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scads — pl n large quantity: He has scads of money …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • scads — Australian Slang pl n large quantity: He has scads of money …   English dialects glossary

  • scads — n Heap, large amount. I heard LaVerne has scads of money. 1860s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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