finnan haddie


fin·​nan had·​die ˌfi-nən-ˈha-dē How to pronounce finnan haddie (audio)
: smoked haddock

called also finnan haddock

Examples of finnan haddie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cooks stuck in lockdown have also been eager for shelf-stable products like smoked salmon, finnan haddie, salt cod and even one product that none of Mr. DeMasco’s restaurant clients will touch: frozen fish. Pete Wells, New York Times, 5 May 2020

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Word History


alteration of findon haddock, from Findon, village in Scotland

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finnan haddie was in 1848

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“Finnan haddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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finnan haddie

fin·​nan had·​die ˌfin-ən-ˈhad-ē How to pronounce finnan haddie (audio)
: smoked haddock
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