1A large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin.
Family Gadidae (the cod family): many genera and species, in particular the North Atlantic Gadus morhua, of great commercial importance as a food fish and as a source of cod liver oil. The cod family also includes the haddock, ling, pollack, whiting, and other food fishes‘Place the salted codfish into a bowl, breaking it into large chunks.’
- ‘The deer were gone, and the codfish that sustained the local economy was mostly salted for export.’
- ‘The happy family travel to the local steam baths and cleanse themselves before settling down to a meal of boiled codfish.’
- ‘I know you all love me, but I need to do something, not sit around her like a codfish in a tank.’
- ‘I feel so numb that if someone where to beat me around the head with a 5 kilo codfish I wouldn't notice.’
- ‘Why is the government saying that, if the codfish come back, draggers will be allowed to take part in any future fishery?’
- ‘Salt fish cakes are made from shredded salted codfish mashed together with boiled potatoes, onions, and pepper, then placed in a batter and fried.’
- ‘We had the green onions for the softness, the beans and pistachios took care of the crunch - both of them complementing the pleasantly firm codfish really well.’
- ‘A more popular Creole dish is roasted breadfruit with salted codfish, onions, and peppers cooked in oil.’
- ‘There were fresh shrimp, mussels, and codfish in the mix, and little fronds of carrot and fennel, all of which were nicely fried to a golden, tempura-like crispness.’
- ‘Sunday breakfast is generally a big meal of salt codfish from Nova Scotia, egg sauce, boiled potatoes, cooked bananas, and avocado when in season.’
- ‘There were six-and seven-foot-long codfish weighing as much as 200 pounds.’
- ‘Proteins that occur only in minor amounts can also be major food allergens, as has been shown for an allergen from codfish.’
- ‘Some types of fish - such as cod, tuna or halibut - have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry.’
- ‘Following the collapse of white fish stocks like cod and haddock, the town has reinvented itself as the country's largest shellfish port.’
- ‘These larger animals include the great schools of fish, such as tuna, menhaden, cod and mackerel, which we catch for food.’
- ‘It is now illegal to fish for cod and lobsters are taken on a strict quota basis.’
- ‘Populations of cod, haddock, halibut, red drum and yellowtail flounder are at record lows.’
- ‘The threat of a ban on fishing for cod, whiting and haddock brings home the stark reality.’
- ‘Helen ordered the baked cod, which came with tomatoes and I think basil.’
- 1.1Used in names of fishes similar or related to the cod, e.g., rock cod, tomcod.‘Murray cod was listed as a threatened species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in July last year.’
- ‘And the Murray cod - a totem in both indigenous and settler cultures in these parts - has always been a prized food.’
Middle English of unknown origin; one suggestion is that the word is the same as Old English cod(d) ‘bag’, because of the fish's appearance.
Not authentic; fake.
bogus, not genuine, sham, false, fake, fraudulent, forged, feigned, counterfeit, so-called, spurious, pseudo
- ‘Peter picked up the tea mug and used it as a cod mike’
1British A joke or hoax.
practical joke, joke, prank, jape, stunt, antic, caper
- ‘I suppose it could all be a cod’
2Irish A foolish person.
- ‘he's making a cod of himself’
transitive verbcods, codding, codded[with object]informal British
Play a joke or trick on (someone)
- ‘he was definitely codding them’
Late 17th century (denoting a person of a specified kind): of uncertain origin.
nouninformal, dated British
Nonsense.nonsense, rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blather, blether
1960s abbreviation of codswallop.
1Cash on delivery.
2North American Collect on delivery.