Wordy Wednesday: Scaup

I found this week’s word on a nifty website called Vocabulary.com. If you ever need an old English word, check them out!

This week’s word is:


Scaup is defined as “diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill.”

Have you ever seen ducks with blue bills swimming on a pond? Those are scaups!

According to Biology.edu, scaups are classified as being one of two breeds: the Greater Scaup, and the Lesser Scaup. To learn more about the types of Scaups, you can visit The Audubon Website.


Since Scaup represents a definite animal, using it in a sentence is extremely straightforward. Some examples may include:

“While walking through the park, I paused to watch the scaups at play.”

“This scaup decoy only brings in turtles. Can I return it for something else?”

“When I asked Johnny what kind of pet he waited, he promptly told me “scaup.” How does he even know that word?”

That’s it!

Let me know how you use Scaup in the comments below, and I’ll see you next week!

The photo is “Greater scaup male” by Calibas.


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