noun (plural same)
- Family Gadidae (the cod family): many genera and species, in particular the North Atlantic Gadus morhua, of great commercial importance as a food fish and as a source of cod liver oil. The cod family also includes the haddock, ling, pollack, whiting, and other food fishes
- Place the salted codfish into a bowl, breaking it into large chunks.
- The deer were gone, and the codfish that sustained the local economy was mostly salted for export.
- The happy family travel to the local steam baths and cleanse themselves before settling down to a meal of boiled codfish.
- Murray cod was listed as a threatened species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in July last year.
- And the Murray cod - a totem in both indigenous and settler cultures in these parts - has always been a prized food.
Middle English: of unknown origin; one suggestion is that the word is the same as Old English cod(d) 'bag', because of the fish's appearance.
Words that rhyme with codbod, clod, god, hod, mod, nod, od, odd, plod, pod, prod, quad, quod, scrod, shod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad
Entry from British & World English dictionary
- Curiously it's metropolitans in Belfast and Dublin who are the most ready to put on cod Fermanagh accents.
- The actor's cod British accent was perhaps questionable, but who cares?
- We can see through the pseudo-humility, cod philosophy and self-serving attempts to gain a reputation as a staunch supporter of charitable causes.
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- Just like the mail doesn't stop, the cods don't stop, either,’ he said.
- It's a bit of a marketing cod, because when you see this car in the flesh, it very much resembles a pumped-up version of the competition from the side and the rear.
verb (cods, codding, codded)[with object] Back to top
- Getting money for elections from party headquarters, are you codding me?
- ‘Anyone who thinks the builders would take this money off a new house price is codding themselves,’ he said.
- I'm codding myself that I'll shake it off in a few days.
Late 17th century (denoting a person of a specified kind): of uncertain origin.
1960s: abbreviation of codswallop.