codfish

[kod-fish]

Origin of codfish

First recorded in 1880–85; cod1 + fish
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Examples from the Web for codfish

Historical Examples of codfish

  • "Very like a whale, if not like a codfish," said Miss Wayland, laughing heartily.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • It was the codfish whistled, not I; it's a way they have on Friday evenings.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • It was after sunrise when they reached the ledge where codfish most do congregate.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • DON'T stare at me like that, with your mouth open like a—like a codfish.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Down went the basket and the codfish and Mr. Kendall seized him by both hands.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for codfish

codfish

noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. a cod, esp Gadus morhua
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