C.O.D.

or c.o.d.


Commerce.

cash, or collect, on delivery (payment to be made when delivered to the purchaser).

Origin of C.O.D.

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Word Origin and History for c.o.d.

C.O.D.


abbreviation of cash on delivery, 1859, originally American English.

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