Cold Shoulder Definition

cold shouldered, cold shouldering
noun
Deliberate indifference or coldness; a slight, rebuff, or snub.
Webster's New World
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verb
cold shouldered, cold shouldering

To disrespect someone, especially by ignoring them.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Cold Shoulder

Noun

Singular:
cold shoulder
Plural:
cold-shoulders

Origin of Cold Shoulder

  • Possibly coined by Sir Walter Scott in 1816.

    From Wiktionary

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