From cod + -ology.
- (Ireland, colloquial) Hoaxing, humbugging, bluffing, deception.
1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
- Bloom comes out with the why and the wherefore and all the codology of the business.
- 6 June 2004, Hugh Leonard, A night with Hilton and Michael, Sunday Independent:
- Being an Englishman, Hilton had no time for codology.