- a North Atlantic food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, of the cod family.
- the rosefish, Sebastes marinus.
Origin of haddock
1275–1325; Middle English haddok; see -ock
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Examples from the Web for haddock
Put the stuffing in the haddock, and fasten it with a small skewer.The Skilful Cook
The city critters are all hungry for haddock, and that's just what we hit to-day.Blow The Man Down
There was a haddock in it, if you'll believe me, for Master's breakfast, so of course I saved it for him.Happy Days
Alan Alexander Milne
A Januar' haddock, a Februar' bannock, and a March pint o' ale.The Proverbs of Scotland
But he got two haddock and more whiting than he wanted to carry home.
- a North Atlantic gadoid food fish, Melanogrammus aeglefinus: similar to but smaller than the cod
C14: of uncertain origin
Word Origin and History for haddock
late 13c., of unknown origin. Old French hadot and Gaelic adag, sometimes cited as sources, were apparently borrowed from English. OED regards the suffix as perhaps a diminutive.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper