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cod1

[kod] /kɒd/
noun, plural (especially collectively) cod (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cods.
1.
any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, of cool, North Atlantic waters.
2.
a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the North Pacific.
3.
any of several unrelated fishes, as rockfishes of the genus Sebastes.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English origin uncertain

cod2

[kod] /kɒd/
noun
1.
Slang: Vulgar. testicle.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English; Old English codd; akin to Old Norse koddi pillow

Cod

[kod] /kɒd/
noun
1.
Cape. Cape Cod.

COD.

1.
Also, cod.

C.O.D.

Commerce
1.
cash, or collect, on delivery (payment to be made when delivered to the purchaser).
Also, c.o.d.
Origin
1855-60, Americanism
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Examples from the web for cod
  • In the autumn the dried cod was stored in depots and sometimes used as payment.
  • The upper cape is the section of cape cod closest to the mainland.
  • Those reworked sediments that moved north went to the tip of cape cod.
  • Cape cod was among the first places settled by europeans in north america.
  • Haddock and whiting belong in the same family, the gadidae, as cod.
  • The cod population comprises a number of reasonably distinct stocks over its range.
  • The pacific cod is currently enjoying a strong global demand.
  • cod liver oil is a nutritional supplement derived from liver of cod fish.
British Dictionary definitions for cod

cod1

/kɒd/
noun (pl) cod, cods
1.
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
2.
any other fish of the family Gadidae See gadid
3.
(Austral) any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod
Word Origin
C13: probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German cutte

cod2

/kɒd/
noun
1.
(Brit & US, dialect) a pod or husk
2.
an obsolete word for scrotum
3.
(obsolete) a bag or envelope
Word Origin
Old English codd husk, bag; related to Old Norse koddi, Danish kodde

cod3

/kɒd/
verb (transitive) cods, codding, codded
1.
(Brit & Irish, slang) to make fun of; tease
2.
(Brit & Irish, slang) to play a trick on; fool
noun
3.
(Brit & Irish, slang) a hoax or trick
4.
(Irish, slang) a fraud; hoaxer: he's an old cod
adjective (prenominal)
5.
(Brit, slang) mock; sham: cod Latin
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from earlier cod a fool, perhaps shortened from codger

cod4

/kɒd/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a fellow; chap: he's a nice old cod
Word Origin
of unknown origin

Cod

noun
1.
Cape Cod, See Cape Cod

COD

abbreviation
1.
cash on delivery
2.
(in the US) collect on delivery
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Word Origin and History for cod
n.

large sea fish, mid-14c. (late 13c. in a surname, Thomas cotfich), of unknown origin; despite similarity of form it has no conclusive connection to the widespread Germanic word for "bag" (e.g. Old English codd, preserved in codpiece). Cod-liver oil known since at least 1610s, was recommended medicinally since 1783, but not popular as a remedy until after 1825.

C.O.D.

abbreviation of cash on delivery, 1859, originally American English.

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cod in Culture

COD definition


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

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Related Abbreviations for cod

COD

  1. cash on delivery
  2. cause of death
  3. chemical oxygen demand
  4. collect on delivery
  5. Concise Oxford Dictionary

cod.

  1. Latin codex (manuscript volume)
  2. codicil
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