- a sandy peninsula in SE Massachusetts between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean: many resort towns.
- a style of cottage developed mainly on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the 18th and early 19th centuries, typically a rectangular one- or one-and-a-half story wooden cottage covered by a gable roof and having a central chimney.
- Cape. Cape Cod.
- any of the gadoid food fishes of the genus Gadus, esp G. morhua (or G. callarias), which occurs in the North Atlantic and has a long body with three rounded dorsal fins: family Gadidae . They are also a source of cod-liver oil
- any other fish of the family GadidaeSee gadid
- Australian any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod
- British and US dialect a pod or husk
- an obsolete word for scrotum
- obsolete a bag or envelope
- British and Irish slang to make fun of; tease
- British and Irish slang to play a trick on; fool
- British and Irish slang a hoax or trick
- Irish slang a fraud; hoaxerhe's an old cod
- British slang mock; shamcod Latin
- Northern English dialect a fellow; chaphe's a nice old cod
- Cape Cod See Cape Cod
- cash on delivery
- (in the US) collect on delivery
- a long sandy peninsula in SE Massachusetts, between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic
- Also called: Cape Cod cottage a one-storey cottage of timber construction with a simple gable roof and a large central chimney: originated on Cape Cod in the 18th century
Word Origin and History for cape cod
large sea fish, mid-14c. (late 13c. in a surname, Thomas cotfich), of unknown origin; despite similarity of form it has no conclusive connection to the widespread Germanic word for "bag" (e.g. Old English codd, preserved in codpiece). Cod-liver oil known since at least 1610s, was recommended medicinally since 1783, but not popular as a remedy until after 1825.
named 1602 by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold for the abundance of fish his men caught there. Cape Cod, in reference to houses reminiscent of New England architecture, is attested from 1916.
An abbreviation for “cash on delivery” or “collect on delivery.”