Definition of finnan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɪnən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪnən//
(also finnan haddock) [uncountable, countable]
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a type of smoked haddock (= a type of fish) Word Originearly 18th cent.: alteration of Findon, the name of a fishing village near Aberdeen in Scotland, but sometimes confused with the Scottish river and village of Findhorn.