Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

cold fish

noun

Simple Definition of cold fish

  • : a cold and unfriendly person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cold fish

  1. :  a cold aloof person

Examples of cold fish in a sentence

  1. She's a lovely person, but her husband's a bit of a cold fish.

  2. <her husband is such a cold fish that I'm reluctant to have them over for dinner>



1924

First Known Use of cold fish

1924


Learn More about cold fish


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cold fish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

expressing little or no emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ