ice-cold

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See also: ice cold

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *is-cold, from Old English īsċeald; equivalent to ice +‎ cold. Cognate with Saterland Frisian ieskoold (ice-cold), West Frisian iiskâld (ice-cold), Dutch ijskoud (ice-cold), Afrikaans yskoud (ice-cold), German Low German ieskold (ice-cold), German eiskalt (ice-cold), Danish iskold (ice-cold), Swedish iskall (ice-cold), Norwegian iskald (ice-cold), Faroese ísakaldur (ice-cold), Icelandic ískaldur (ice-cold).

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

  1. As cold as ice; very cold.
    Synonym: cold as ice
    • 1966, The Kinks, Sunny Afternoon:
      Now I'm sitting here
      Sipping on my ice-cold beer
      Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
    • 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.
  2. Without emotion; distant.
    Synonym: icy

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