Definition of coley in English:

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coley

Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊli/

noun (plural coleys)

Another term for saithe.
Example sentences
  • As a youngster he fished off the rocks for the usual species of cod, pollack, coley, wrasse, mackerel and dogfish with the odd plaice or eel.
  • Ask your fishmonger what is best - in season - for fish pie: cod, haddock, coley, hake, whatever he recommends
  • The chain had been serving 17 tonnes of cod a year, but simply replaced them with fish such as coley, rock salmon, whiting and plaice.

Origin

1960s: perhaps from coalfish.

Words that rhyme with coley

aïoli, coaly, Foley, goalie, guacamole, holey, Holi, holy, lowly, moly, pinole, ravioli, roly-poly, Rowley, shoaly, soli

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