scad

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herring scad

Etymology[edit]

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In sense “large amount”, US 1869, of Unknown origin, presumably from large shoals/schools of the fish.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

scad ‎(plural scads)

  1. Any of several fish, of the family Carangidae, from the western Atlantic.
  2. (in the plural) A large number or quantity.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ scad” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ Scads: A whole lot of fishy.”, The Word Detective, April 24th, 2009

Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin excadō < Latin cadō. Compare Daco-Romanian scădea, scad.

Verb[edit]

scad (third-person singular present indicative scadi/scade, past participle scãdzutã)

  1. I decrease, diminish, reduce.
  2. I decline.
  3. I subtract.

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Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

scad

  1. first-person singular present tense form of scădea.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of scădea.
  3. third-person plural present tense form of scădea.