Scrod meaning

skrŏd
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A small cod or similar fish, such as haddock or hake, especially one split and boned for cooking.
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A young fish, as a cod or haddock, esp. one split and prepared for cooking.
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(New England, sometimes New York) Any cod, pollock, haddock, or other whitefish.
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(nonstandard, New England, humorous) Simple past tense and past participle of screw.
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Origin of scrod

  • Possibly back-formation (influenced by cod) (codfish) from English dialectal (Cornwall) scrawed fish from scraw, scroal to prepare (young fish) by splitting, salting, partial drying, and broiling

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from an obsolete Dutch term schrood (“slice, shred"), from Middle Dutch schrode, schroode (in which case, it is ultimately cognate to shred). Compare East Frisian schrod (“small or worthless thing; shred").

    From Wiktionary