Cape Cod


noun

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.

Cod

[kod]

noun

Cape. Cape Cod.
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British Dictionary definitions for cape cod

cod

1

noun plural cod or cods

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

Word Origin for cod

C13: probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German cutte

cod

2

noun

British and US dialect a pod or husk
an obsolete word for scrotum
obsolete a bag or envelope

Word Origin for cod

Old English codd husk, bag; related to Old Norse koddi, Danish kodde

cod

3

verb cods, codding or codded (tr)

British and Irish slang to make fun of; tease
British and Irish slang to play a trick on; fool

noun

British and Irish slang a hoax or trick
Irish slang a fraud; hoaxerhe's an old cod

adjective (prenominal)

British slang mock; shamcod Latin

Word Origin for cod

C19: perhaps from earlier cod a fool, perhaps shortened from codger

cod

4

noun

Northern English dialect a fellow; chaphe's a nice old cod

Word Origin for cod

of unknown origin

Cod

noun

Cape Cod See Cape Cod

COD

abbreviation for

cash on delivery
(in the US) collect on delivery

Cape Cod

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for cape cod

cod

n.

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.

Cape Cod

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for cape cod

Cape Cod

Resort area on the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts. Its fishhook shape is easily recognized on a map.

COD

An abbreviation for “cash on delivery” or “collect on delivery.”

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