One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A young cod, haddock, or similar fish, especially one prepared for cooking.
- ‘Do not turn down the native dish of jellied scrod; being offered this delicacy is a sign of respect.’
- ‘She happily consumes her fishsticks, aka a heap of greasy breading wrapped around a three-micron-thick wafer of minced scrod.’
- ‘And if he's really hungry, he says he usually has some Atlantic white fish or some scrod.’
- ‘In New England, scrod are very young cod or haddock, weighing only a pound or two.’
- ‘So he gets into a cab, and asks the driver, ‘Can you take me to where I can get scrod?’’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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