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cod

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[ kod ]
/ kɒd /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) cod, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cods.
any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, of cool, North Atlantic waters.
a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the North Pacific.
any of several unrelated fishes, as rockfishes of the genus Sebastes.
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Origin of cod

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1325–75; Middle English origin uncertain

Other definitions for cod (2 of 4)

cod2
[ kod ]
/ kɒd /

noun
Slang: Vulgar. testicle.

Origin of cod

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before 1000; Middle English; Old English codd; akin to Old Norse koddi pillow

Other definitions for cod (3 of 4)

COD.

or cod.


abbreviation
codex.

Other definitions for cod (4 of 4)

C.O.D.

or c.o.d.


abbreviation 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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British Dictionary definitions for cod (1 of 6)

cod1
/ (kɒd) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for cod (2 of 6)

cod2
/ (kɒd) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for cod (3 of 6)

cod3
/ (kɒd) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for cod (4 of 6)

cod4
/ (kɒd) /

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

Word Origin for cod

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for cod (5 of 6)

Cod

noun
Cape Cod See Cape Cod

British Dictionary definitions for cod (6 of 6)

COD

abbreviation for
cash on delivery
(in the US) collect on delivery
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Cultural definitions for cod

COD

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

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