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[kod-fish] /ˈkɒdˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) codfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) codfishes.
cod1 .
Origin of codfish
1880-85; cod1 + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Arnold listened as if he were hearing the price of codfish and hams.

    In the Days of Poor Richard Irving Bacheller
  • "Very like a whale, if not like a codfish," said Miss Wayland, laughing heartily.

    The Green Satin Gown Laura E. Richards
  • "You don't want to make a pig of yourself, codfish," admonished Carncross.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • It was the codfish whistled, not I; it's a way they have on Friday evenings.

    The Green Satin Gown Laura E. Richards
  • "And to think that I paid ten dollars to get them here," reflected the codfish.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • DON'T stare at me like that, with your mouth open like a—like a codfish.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • After ten minutes' reading, the codfish slapped his knee with a resounding slap and gave evidence of excitement.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • Down went the basket and the codfish and Mr. Kendall seized him by both hands.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • When they can't find old 'codfish' they'll come wandering back again.

  • "But you want to be careful—they are awful sly," said codfish.

British Dictionary definitions for codfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a cod, esp Gadus morhua
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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