cold fish

noun

Definition of cold fish

: 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

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First Known Use of cold fish

1924

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cold fish Synonyms

Synonyms

cold turkey, iceberg;

Near Antonyms

dear, sweetheart, sweetie;


COLD FISH Defined for English Language Learners

cold fish

Definition of cold fish for English Language Learners

  • : a cold and unfriendly person



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