cod

1
[ kod ]
/ kɒd /

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.

Origin of cod

1
1325–75; Middle English origin uncertain

Definition for cods (2 of 3)

cod

2
[ kod ]
/ kɒd /

noun

Slang: Vulgar. testicle.

Origin of cod

2
before 1000; Middle English; Old English codd; akin to Old Norse koddi pillow

Definition for cods (3 of 3)

Cod

[ kod ]
/ kɒd /

noun

Cape. Cape Cod.
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British Dictionary definitions for cods (1 of 6)

cod

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/ (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 cods (2 of 6)

cod

2
/ (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 cods (3 of 6)

cod

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/ (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 cods (4 of 6)

cod

4
/ (kɒd) /

noun

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

Word Origin for cod

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for cods (5 of 6)

Cod


noun

Cape Cod See Cape Cod

British Dictionary definitions for cods (6 of 6)

COD


abbreviation for

cash on delivery
(in the US) collect on delivery
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Culture definitions for cods

COD


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

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