finnan haddie

fin·​nan had·​die | \ ˌfi-nən-ˈha-dē How to pronounce finnan haddie (audio) \

Definition of finnan haddie

: 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, "A Quarantine Surprise: Americans Are Cooking More Seafood," 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of finnan haddie

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for finnan haddie

alteration of findon haddock, from Findon, village in Scotland

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“Finnan haddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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