ice-cold

[ahys-kohld]

adjective

cold as ice: Her feet were ice-cold.
without warmth of feeling or manner; unemotional; passionless: an ice-cold reception.

Nearby words

  1. ice water,
  2. ice wine,
  3. ice yacht,
  4. ice-blue,
  5. ice-capade,
  6. ice-cream cone,
  7. ice-cream parlor,
  8. ice-cream parlor chair,
  9. ice-cream social,
  10. ice-cream soda

Origin of ice-cold

before 1000; Old English is-calde; unrecorded in Middle English

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Word Origin and History for ice-cold

ice-cold

adj.

Old English is-calde; see ice (n.) + cold (adj.).

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