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pollack

[pol-uh k] /ˈpɒl ək/
noun, plural pollacks (especially collectively) pollack.
1.
a food fish, Pollachius pollachius, of the cod family, inhabiting coastal North Atlantic waters from Scandinavia to northern Africa.
2.
Origin of pollack
1495-1505
1495-1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle lumpfish; see -ock
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  • The pollack was then examined, with all its glories of gold, bronze, and orange.

    Menhardoc George Manville Fenn
  • pollack pushed through the Kyber Pass to the relief of Sale.

    Ten Years in India W.J.D. Gould
  • It was delightful to have been alone for so long,—no captain, no pollack, no one.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • I still remember it as pure relief when at last pollack came to me pipe in mouth.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • He has gone off in the boat with Mr Trethick, to try for pollack.

    The Vicar's People George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for pollack

pollack

/ˈpɒlək/
noun (pl) -lacks, -lack, -locks, -lock
1.
a gadoid food fish, Pollachius pollachius, that has a dark green back and a projecting lower jaw and occurs in northern seas, esp the North Atlantic Ocean
Word Origin
C17: from earlier Scottish podlok, of obscure origin

Pollack

/ˈpɒlək/
noun
1.
Sydney. 1934–2008, US film director. His films include Tootsie (1982), Out of Africa (1986), and The Firm (1993)
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Word Origin and History for pollack
n.

sea fish, c.1600, pollock, alteration of Scottish podlok, of unknown origin, perhaps from poll (n.) "head." Possibly the alteration is by influence of Pollack "Polish person."

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Slang definitions & phrases for pollack

polack

noun

A Pole or a person of Polish extraction •It is curious that this word is somewhat pejorative in English even though it is the Polish word for ''Pole'' (1879+)

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