any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, of North Atlantic waters.
a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the North Pacific Ocean.
Other definitions for cod (2 of 4)
Slang: Vulgar. testicle.
Other definitions for COD. (3 of 4)
Other definitions for C.O.D. (4 of 4)
cash, or collect, on delivery (payment to be made when delivered to the purchaser).
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British Dictionary definitions for cod (1 of 6)
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 Gadidae: See gadid
Australian any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod
British Dictionary definitions for cod (2 of 6)
British and US dialect a pod or husk
an obsolete word for scrotum
obsolete a bag or envelope
British Dictionary definitions for cod (3 of 6)
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; hoaxer: he's an old cod
British slang mock; sham: cod Latin
British Dictionary definitions for cod (4 of 6)
Northern English dialect a fellow; chap: he's a nice old cod
British Dictionary definitions for Cod (5 of 6)
Cape Cod See Cape Cod
British Dictionary definitions for COD (6 of 6)
cash on delivery
(in the US) collect on delivery
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Cultural definitions for COD
An abbreviation for “cash on delivery” or “collect on delivery.”
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