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Cape Cod Turkey

Baked codfish. Refers to the 19th-century use of cod at Thanksgiving by Cape Cod's poorer inhabitants. I'll take some of the leftovers, but I'm not much on fish, so you can keep the Cape Cod Turkey for yourself.
See also: cod, turkey


1. verb, slang To tease someone. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Quit codding your little brother, will you? He's getting upset.
2. verb, slang To fool or deceive someone. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Don't give this guy any money, Mom—he's trying to cod you!
3. noun, slang A fool. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Mom, don't be a cod and give this guy more money. He hasn't done a single part of this job right so far!

pay (for something) COD

To pay for a purchase when it is delivered as opposed to in advance at the time of ordering ("COD" being an initialism of "cash/collect on delivery"). I always prefer to pay COD so I can inspect my order before handing over any money. If you do not have a credit card when ordering online or over the phone, you can arrange to pay for your purchase COD.
See also: cod, pay

send (something) COD

To dispatch something to a recipient who must pay for it upon delivery. "COD" is an initialism of "cash/collect on delivery." All our products are sent COD, so please be sure to have cash ready when your item arrives. I asked them to send the furniture COD so I could inspect it before handing over any money.
See also: cod, send
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