Scad vs Spad - What's the difference?

scad | spad |

As a noun scad

is any of several fish, of the family carangidae, from the western atlantic.

As an adjective spad is

thin, tiny, young.

As a verb spad is





(en noun)
  • Any of several fish, of the family Carangidae, from the western Atlantic.
  • A large number or quantity (usually used in the plural).
  • Anagrams

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    Alternative forms

    * SpAd


    (en noun)
  • A government adviser, often in a political or media role.
  • * 2009 , Ben Wright, Hidden world of the political advisers, BBC:
  • A successful stint as a spad can be a crucial political apprenticeship - as many of the current crop of professional politicians including the Miliband brothers, David Cameron and George Osborne can testify - so long as they stay in the dark.
  • * 2012 , Avoid The Thick of It-style spad appointments, ministers told, The Guardian :
  • The hit BBC sitcom satirising the inner workings of Whitehall and the so-called spads contains "more than a grain of truth", the head of the cross-party public administration select committee has warned.