- a young Atlantic codfish or haddock, especially one split for cooking.
Origin of scrod
Examples from the Web for scrod
To prepare this dish, broil the scrod according to the directions given in Art. 39.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
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- US a young cod or haddock, esp one split and prepared for cooking
Word Origin and History for scrod
1841, "young cod, split and fried or boiled," possibly from Dutch schrood "piece cut off," from Middle Dutch scrode "shred" (cf. Old English screade "piece cut off;" see shred (n.)). If this is the origin, the notion is probably of fish cut into pieces for drying or cooking.
A Boston brahmin is on a business trip to Philadelphia. In search of dinner, and hungry for that Boston favorite, broiled scrod, he hops into a cab and asks the driver, "My good man, take me someplace where I can get scrod." The cabbie replies, "Pal, that's the first time I've ever been asked that in the passive pluperfect subjunctive." [an old joke in Philadelphia, this version of it from "Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch," Constance Hale, 2012]