See also: ice cold



From Old English īsceald, corresponding to ice +‎ cold. Cognate with Dutch ijskoud, Afrikaans yskoud, German eiskalt, West Frisian iiskâld, Saterland Frisian ieskoold, Swedish iskall, Danish iskold, Norwegian iskald, Icelandic ískaldur and Faroese ísakaldur.



ice-cold (comparative more ice-cold, superlative most ice-cold)

  1. As cold as ice; very cold.
    • 2017 January 12, Jesse Hassenger, “A literal monster truck is far from the stupidest thing about Monster Trucks”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      When Tripp holds his red soda like it’s an ice-cold beer, it probably isn’t actually Mountain Dew Code Red, but it might as well be.
    • 1966, The Kinks, Sunny Afternoon
      Now I'm sitting here
      Sipping on my ice-cold beer
      Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
  2. Without emotion; distant.
    The way she stared him down and walked away...everyone in the room could tell she was ice-cold.