a young fish, as a cod or haddock, esp. one split and prepared for cooking
Origin of scrodprobably ; from Middle Dutch schrode, piece cut off, strip ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kreut- from source shred
nounpl. scrod also schrod
A small cod or similar fish, such as haddock or hake, especially one split and boned for cooking.
Origin of scrodPossibly back-formation (influenced by cod and codfish) from English dialectal (Cornwall) scrawed fish, from scraw, scroal, to prepare (young fish) by splitting, salting, partial drying, and broiling.
- (nonstandard, New England, humorous) Simple past tense and past participle of screw.