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cod

See also: COD

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English codd, from Proto-Germanic *kuddaz.

NounEdit

cod (plural cods)

  1. (obsolete) A small bag or pouch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
  3. (now rare) The scrotum (also in plural).
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.4:
      that which we call castoreum [] are not the same to be termed testicles or stones; for these cods or follicles are found in both sexes, though somewhat more protuberant in the male.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A pillow or cushion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
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Etymology 2Edit

Origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately the same as Etymology 1, above.

NounEdit

cod (usually uncountable, plural cod or cods)

  1. A marine fish of the family Gadidae.
  2. A marine fish resembling a cod of the genus Gadus, such as the rock cod.
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Etymology 3Edit

Origin unknown.

NounEdit

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.

AdjectiveEdit

cod (comparative more cod, superlative most cod)

  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”.
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VerbEdit

cod (third-person singular simple present cods, present participle codding, simple past and past participle codded)

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

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cod (plural cods)

  1. scrotum

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish kodde or Old Norse koddi.

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NounEdit

cod (plural cods)

  1. pillow