cod

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cod, codde, from Old English cod, codd (bag, pouch), from Proto-Germanic *kuddô, from Proto-Indo-European *gewt- (pouch, sack), from *gew-, *gū- (to bend, bow, arch, vault, curve). Cognate with Scots cod, codd, coad, kod (pillow, cushion), Low German Koden, Kon (belly, paunch), Dutch kodde (scrotum), Danish kodde (testicle), Swedish kudde (cushion), Faroese koddi (pillow), Icelandic koddi (pillow).

Noun[edit]

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 or UK dialectal, Scotland) A pillow or cushion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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 3[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

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.

Adjective[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

cod (plural cods)

  1. scrotum

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish kodde or Old Norse koddi.

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cod (plural cods)

  1. pillow