Definition of haddock in English:


Syllabification: had·dock
Pronunciation: /ˈhadək

noun (plural same)

  • A silvery-gray bottom-dwelling fish of North Atlantic coastal waters, related to the cod. It is popular as a food fish and is of great commercial value.
    • Melanogrammus aeglefinus, family Gadidae
    More example sentences
    • But if you can't find the best cod, then use chunky hake, haddock or sea bass fillets instead.
    • Remove the skin from the smoked haddock and place the fish in a lightly buttered baking dish.
    • My huge bowl contained large, moist chunks of tangy smoked haddock and other white fish in a delicious creamy sauce.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French hadoc, from Old French hadot, of unknown origin.

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