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cod1

Syllabification: cod
Pronunciation: /käd
 
/
(also codfish /ˈkädˌfiSH/)

noun (plural same)

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, rod, scrod, shod, sod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad

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British informal

adjective

Not authentic; fake: a cod Mittel-European accent

noun

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1A joke or hoax: I suppose it could all be a cod
2Irish A foolish person: he’s making a cod of himself

verb (cods, codding, codded)

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

Origin

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

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noun

[mass noun] British informal , dated
Nonsense.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of codswallop.

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Syllabification: COD

abbreviation

1.1North American Collect on delivery.

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