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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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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 pollacks
pollack
"sea fish," c.1600, alteration of Scottish podlok, of unknown origin. Possibly altered by influence of Pollack "Polish person."
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