pollacks

pollack

[pol-uhk]
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.

Origin:
1495–1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle lumpfish; see -ock

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pollack or pollock (ˈpɒlək)
 
n , pl -lacks, -lack, -locks, -lock
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
 
[C17: from earlier Scottish podlok, of obscure origin]
 
pollock or pollock
 
n
 
[C17: from earlier Scottish podlok, of obscure origin]

Pollack (ˈpɒlək)
 
n
Sydney. born 1934, US film director. His films include Tootsie (1982), Out of Africa (1986), and The Firm (1993)

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