1. (also cod-root, codshead) the penis.
|Boke of Nuture in Furnivall (E.E.T.S.) 135: Put not youre handes in youre hosen youre codware* for to clawe (*Codde, of mannys pryute (preuy membris).|
|[||Dictionarie in Eng. and Latine ‘Parts of the bodie’ U: The coddes, scortum [sic]].|
|Newes from the New Exchange 3: [S]he was put in the Tower, where she now pines away for want of fresh-Cod, and knoweth not which way to lead her Nags to water, since the State hath cut off all her pipes of intelligence.|
|Wit and Drollery 82: He deriv’d had been, / From Cod of King and nock of Queen. [Ibid.] ‘On the Praise of Fat Men’ 91: In Winter morning you might catch Her hand on Cod, he finging Notch. Thus they do keep their fingers warm.et al. ‘Long Vacation’|
|Canting Academy 163: Citizens wives ... Though they love flesh better than fish, . . . feed ... at Night upon Codshead.|
|Festival of Anacreon Pt II 74: Let us put our commodities now both together; My cod and your ling.et al.|
|‘Toasts & Sentiments’ Rambler’s Flash Songster 48: May the ladies always find plenty of fresh cod in the market.|
|‘The Fishmonger!’ Nobby Songster 36: I’m the chap with my slap up – / Cod, that is so stiff and fresh.|
|‘Tim Finigan Wakes’ Rakish Rhymer (1917) 90: And nightly he gave her a taste of his cod.|
|My Secret Life (1966) III 632: I fell back, and pulled balls and cod well out of my trowsers.|
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 161: When I was young and in my prime, / I could git a little bit ’most any time, / But now I’m old an’ my cod’s grown cold, / An’ I couldn’ git a bit to save my soul.|
|(con. a.1905) in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 666: When a man gets old his cod gets cold.|
|N.Z. Jack 135: ‘Ah,’ she said, and continued to grin warmly at me [...] ‘You’ve got a hot cod.’.|
|Harder They Come 229: Him long cod hang almost to him knee.|
|‘UK Warriors’ [lyrics] I feel my cod-root twitch.|
2. money; thus lusty cod n.
|implied in lusty cod n.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Cod a good sum of Money.|
|New Canting Dict.|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Cod, a cod of money, a good sum of money.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
3. a purse.
|Complete Poems (1963) 83: You never think it worth your care / How empty nor how dull / The heads of your admirers are, / So that their cods be full.‘Song’ in Vieth|
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
4. (drugs) a large amount of money.
|ONDCP Street Terms 6: Cod — Large amount of money.|
a euph. for the penis; also attrib.
|Shoemakers’ Holiday V ii: O heart, my codpiece point is readie to flie in peeces eury time I think vpon mistris Rose.|
|Nest of Ninnies 15: Jack [...] tels a jest (for it was his manner so to doe) how a yong man brake his codpiece point.|
|Coxcomb II ii: Cool / Your codpiece, rogue! or I’ll clap a spell upon ’t.|
|Dick of Devonshire in II (1883) II ii: If I doe not prove an honester man to you then my Master, would my Cod piece point were broake.|
|Covent-Garden Weeded I i: Art thou travel’d cross the Seas from the Bankside hither, old Countess of Cods-piece row?|
|Noble Souldier III i: They say there’s a fire in a Whore-masters Cod-peece.|
|Mercurius Fumigosus 12 16–23 Aug. 113: She biting so close by the breech, that she broak his lusty Cod-piece Point.|
|Wandring Whore II 3: All such as are too hot in the Cod-piece, may have a right-cooling Snow-water at the New-house without the Postern by Moor-gate.|
|Essay to Prove Cold Bathing 311: No man was ever made a Cuckold, but from a Deficiency in one of the Pieces, the Head-piece or the Cod-piece.|
|London Terraefilius I 3: High Eating at Noon, a Whore and a Bottle at Night [...] till empty Pockets and a flaming Codpiece force him to Tick with a Son of Æsculapius [...] upon a Heathenish Catalogue of Pills, Powders, and Bolusses.|
|Urban Dict. [Internet] cod trench The furry cup. I about boked when I got down to her cod trench, fucking minging man!|
see lusty cod n.