cold fish

noun

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

First Known Use of cold fish

1924


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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