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From cod +‎ -head, owing to the prevalence of fishing in the area of North Shields, Humber Estuary and the Headland area of Hartlepool.


codhead (plural codheads)

  1. (Tyneside, humorous) A person from North Shields, a town in Tyne and Wear, in the northeast of England.
  2. (Britain) A person from Grimsby, a fishing town in Lincolnshire, in the north of England.
  3. (Britain) A person from Whitby, a town in North Yorkshire, in the northeast of England.
  4. (Britain) A person from Fleetwood, a town in the northwest of Lancashire.