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pollack

[pol-uh k] /ˈpɒl ək/
noun, plural pollacks (especially collectively) pollack.
1.
a food fish, Pollachius pollachius, of the cod family, inhabiting coastal North Atlantic waters from Scandinavia to northern Africa.
2.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle lumpfish; see -ock
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British Dictionary definitions for pollack

pollack

/ˈpɒlək/
noun (pl) -lacks, -lack, -locks, -lock
1.
a gadoid food fish, Pollachius pollachius, that has a dark green back and a projecting lower jaw and occurs in northern seas, esp the North Atlantic Ocean
Word Origin
C17: from earlier Scottish podlok, of obscure origin

Pollack

/ˈpɒlək/
noun
1.
Sydney. 1934–2008, US film director. His films include Tootsie (1982), Out of Africa (1986), and The Firm (1993)
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Word Origin and History for pollack
n.

sea fish, c.1600, pollock, alteration of Scottish podlok, of unknown origin, perhaps from poll (n.) "head." Possibly the alteration is by influence of Pollack "Polish person."

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Slang definitions & phrases for pollack

polack

noun

A Pole or a person of Polish extraction •It is curious that this word is somewhat pejorative in English even though it is the Polish word for ''Pole'' (1879+)


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