noun (plural coleys)
Another term for saithe.
- 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.
1960s: perhaps from coalfish.
Words that rhyme with coleyaïoli, coaly, Foley, goalie, guacamole, holey, Holi, holy, lowly, moly, pinole, ravioli, roly-poly, Rowley, shoaly, soli
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: coley
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.