cold fish

noun
Updated on: 4 Jan 2018

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

cold fish Synonyms

Synonyms
cold turkey, iceberg, icicle
Related Words
clam, stick, wallflower; prig, snob, snoot, snot, stuffed shirt
Near Antonyms
dear, sweetheart, sweetie

COLD FISH Defined for English Language Learners

cold fish

noun

Definition of cold fish for English Language Learners

  • : a cold and unfriendly person



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