My husband is from Moldova and he says he has never heard of the word "scunde." his sister says they were taught it in school but it was never used. Even among the Romanians here it is not used. I am wondering if it is used in some parts of Romania and not in others?
That's a weird. As a Bucharest dweller, I can confirm it's a common word here. Googling the word reveals its usage in some articles from well-known publications.
The words "scund/ scundă/ scunzi/ scunde" are really used in most parts of the country: Bucharest, Brasov, Constanta, Sibiu, Timisoara, etc. It is a simple synonym for "mic de statură".
"Scund" is for singular masculine. "Scundă" is for singular feminine. "Scunzi" is for plural masculine. "Scunde" is for plural feminine.