from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An aloof person.
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- n. A heartless individual; a person lacking empathy and emotion.
- n. A sexual partner who, during copulation, lacks vigor or emotional reciprocity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an aloof unemotional person
First used by Shakespeare in The Winter's Tale. (Wiktionary)
“A dull and unpleasant man,” Odysseus said musingly, “yet I suppose even a cold fish like him must have a wife.”