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Syllabification: cod
(also codfishˈkädˌfiSH)

noun (plural same)

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1A large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin.
Example sentences
  • 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 similar or related to the cod, e.g., rock cod, tomcod.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with cod

bod, clod, god, hod, mod, nod, od, odd, plod, pod, prod, quad, quod, scrod, shod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad

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Entry from British & World English dictionary

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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Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun] British informal , dated
Nonsense.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of codswallop.

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COD 4 Syllabification: COD

abbreviation

1.1North American Collect on delivery.

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