There are 4 main definitions of cod in English:

cod1

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Pronunciation: /kɒd
 
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(also codfish)

noun (plural same)

1A large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin.
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  • 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.
1.1Used in names of fishes that are similar or related to the cod, e.g. rock cod, tomcod.
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  • 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.

Origin

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.

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There are 4 main definitions of cod in English:

cod2

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Pronunciation: /kɒd
 
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British informal

adjective

Not authentic; fake: a cod Mittel-European accent
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  • 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.

noun

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1A joke or hoax: I suppose it could all be a cod
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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.
2Irish A foolish person: he’s making a cod of himself
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  • The first thing that went through my head was ‘Is he trying to make a cod out of me?’

verb (cods, codding, codded)

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Play a joke or trick on (someone): he was definitely codding them
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  • 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.

Origin

late 17th century (denoting a person of a specified kind): of uncertain origin.

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There are 4 main definitions of cod in English:

cod3

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Pronunciation: /kɒd
 
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noun

[mass noun] British informal , dated

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of codswallop.

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There are 4 main definitions of cod in English:

COD4

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Pronunciation: /siːəʊˈdiː
 
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abbreviation

1.1North American Collect on delivery.

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