noun \ˈskräd\

: a young fish (such as a cod or a haddock) that is eaten as food

Full Definition of SCROD

:  a young fish (as a cod or haddock); especially :  one split and boned for cooking

Variants of SCROD

scrod also schrod \ˈskräd\

Origin of SCROD

probably from British dialect (Cornwall) scrawed, past participle of scraw, scrawl to split, salt, and lightly dry (young fish)
First Known Use: 1841

Rhymes with SCROD


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Young fish (as a cod or haddock), especially one split and boned for cooking. The origin of the term is not known for certain, but it is thought to come from an Old Dutch word meaning “to shred.” It seems to have first been used around 1841.


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