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codger

[koj-er] /ˈkɒdʒ ər/
noun
1.
an eccentric man, especially one who is old.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; perhaps variant of obsolete cadger; see cadge
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British Dictionary definitions for codgers

codger

/ˈkɒdʒə/
noun
1.
(informal) a man, esp an old or eccentric one: a term of affection or mild derision (often in the phrase old codger)
Word Origin
C18: probably variant of cadger
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Word Origin and History for codgers

codger

n.

1756, probably a variant of cadger "beggar" (see cadge (v.)), which is of unknown origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for codgers

codger

noun

An old man, esp an eccentric one •Usu with old: Look at those happy codgers on the shuffleboard court

[1756+; probably fr cadger, ''moocher, wheedling beggar'']


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