Collective Noun for Squirrels

What Is a Group of Squirrels Called?

A group of squirrels is called a scurry.
Collective NounUsage
scurrya scurry of squirrels
collective noun for squirrels

scurry of squirrels

Other Words for a Group of Squirrels

While scurry is the most common collective noun for squirrels, a group of squirrels is also called a dray (a nest).

What Type of Word is "Scurry"?

The word "scurry" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Scurry Is" or "Scurry Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "scurry" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The scurry is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The scurry are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.