scads

scads
n.pl. US colloq. large quantities.
Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

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noun
a large number or amount
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made lots of new friends

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she amassed stacks of newspapers

Syn:
tons, ↑dozens, ↑heaps, ↑lots, ↑piles, ↑scores, ↑stacks, ↑loads, ↑rafts, ↑slews, ↑wads, ↑oodles, ↑gobs, ↑lashings

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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.

Thesaurus: large quantities or amountssynonym large amounts or quantities of a specific kindhyponym

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scads «skadz», noun (plural).
Informal. a large quantity or number: »

scads of trouble, scads of people.

[American English; origin uncertain]

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[skadz]
plural n. informal a large number or quantity

they raised scads of children | [in sing.] he's installed a scad of microprocessors

Origin:
mid 19th cent.: of unknown origin

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/ˈskædz/ noun [plural]
informal : a large amount of something
— usually + of

We have scads [=lots] of time left.

scads of money

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scads [skædz] [skædz] noun plural \scads (of sth) (informal, especially NAmE)
large numbers or amounts of sth

scads of $20 bills

 
Word Origin:
[scads] mid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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