• (British) IPA: /kɒd/
  • (America) IPA: /kɑd/

cod (plural cods)

  1. (obsolete) A small bag or pouch.
  2. (UK, obsolete) A husk or integument; a pod.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke XV:
      And he wolde fayne have filled his bely with the coddes, that the swyne ate: and noo man gave hym.
  3. (now rare) The scrotum (also in plural).
  4. (obsolete or UK dialectal, Scotland) A pillow or cushion.

cod (uncountable)

  1. The Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua.
  2. The sea fish of the genus Gadus generally, as inclusive of the Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) and Greenland cod (Gadus ogac or Gadus macrocephalus ogac).
  3. The sea fish of the family Gadidae which are sold as "cod", as haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) and whiting (usually Merlangius merlangus).
  4. (informal, usually with qualifiers) Other unrelated fish which are similarly important to regional fisheries, as the hapuku and cultus cod.
  5. (informal, usually with qualifiers) Other unrelated fish which resemble the Atlantic cod, as the rock cod (Lotella rhacina) and blue cod (Parapercis colias).
  • (Atlantic cod) milwell (many variants), Scotch cod, common cod
  • (other Gadus spp., esp. Pacific cod) gray cod, grey cod, grayfish, greyfish; (Greenland cod) ogac
  • (unrelated fish marketed as cod) haddock, whiting
  • (similarly important local species) hapuku
  • (unrelated similar species) rock cod, rockcod, beardie (Lotella rhacina); cod icefish (the Nototheniidae); marbled rockcod (Notothenia rossii); emerald rockcod (Trematomus bernacchii); honeycomb rockcod, dwarf spotted rockcod (Epinephelus merra), Maori cod, Magellanic rockcod, blue notothenia, orange throat notothen (Paranotothenia magellanica), brown spotted reef cod, brownspotted grouper (Epinephelus chlorostigma), red rock cod, vermilion rockcod (Scorpaena papillosa); red snapper (Lutjanus spp.); vermilion seaperch, vermilion rockfish (Sebastes miniatus); grouper (the Serranidae); thornyhead (Sebastidae)
Translations Noun

cod (plural cods)

  1. A joke or an imitation.
    I assume it all could just be a cod.
  2. A stupid or foolish person.
    He's making a right cod of himself.


  1. Having the character of imitation; jocular. (now usually attributive, forming mostly compound adjectives).
    “Illegitimi non carborundum” is a well-known example of cod Latin.
    Dalton categorises Muse's latest composition as “cod-classical bombast”.
  2. (Polari) Bad.
  • (imitation) faux, mock
  • (bad) seeSynonyms en
  • (bad) bona (Polari)
  • (bad) seeSynonyms en

cod (cods, present participle codding; past and past participle codded)

  1. (slang, transitive, dialectal) To attempt to deceive or confuse.

Proper noun
  1. Acronym of w:Concise Oxford Dictionary
  2. Acronym of w:Call of Duty
    "Let's go over to my house and play some CoD," he said.


  1. (uncountable) cash on delivery
  2. (countable) cause of death

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