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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.

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Entry from British & World English dictionary

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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COD4

Syllabification: COD

abbreviation

1.1North American Collect on delivery.

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