cold fish
noun Date: 1924 a cold aloof person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cold fish — cold′ fish′ n. Informal. inf a person who is aloof and lacking in cordiality or sympathy • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • cold fish — [n] unemotional person aloof person, iceberg*, unfeeling person; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • cold fish — {n.}, {informal} A queer person; a person who is unfriendly or does not mix with others. * /No one knows the new doctor, he is a cold fish./ * /Nobody invites Eric to parties because he is a cold fish./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cold fish — {n.}, {informal} A queer person; a person who is unfriendly or does not mix with others. * /No one knows the new doctor, he is a cold fish./ * /Nobody invites Eric to parties because he is a cold fish./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cold fish — noun an aloof unemotional person • Hypernyms: ↑unpleasant person, ↑disagreeable person * * * noun : a cold aloof emotionless person a cold fish, reserved and calculating Polly Adler * * * Informal. a person who is very reserved or aloof in manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • cold fish — n. a dull and unresponsive person. □ I hate to shake hands with a cold fish like that. He didn’t even smile. □ I hate going out with a cold fish. cold piece of work n. a person who is difficult to deal with. □ Buddy, you are a cold piece of work …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cold fish — noun a) A heartless individual; a person lacking empathy and emotion. [I]t was thought she was a woman and was turned into a cold fish for she would not exchange flesh with one that loved her. b) A sexual partner who, during copulation, lacks… …   Wiktionary

  • cold\ fish — noun informal A queer person; a person who is unfriendly or does not mix with others. No one knows the new doctor, he is a cold fish. Nobody invites Eric to parties because he is a cold fish …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cold fish — np An unresponsive person. My date for the dance was such a cold fish I left without him. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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