dodger

[doj-er]
noun
1.
a person who dodges.
2.
a shifty person, especially one who persistently evades a responsibility, as specified: tax dodger; draft dodger.
3.
a leafhopper.
4.
a small handbill; throwaway.
5.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. corn dodger.
6.
Nautical. a shield, as of canvas, erected on a flying bridge to protect persons on watch from wind, flying spray, etc.
7.
Australian. a large slice, lump, or portion of food, especially of bread.

Origin:
1560–70; dodge + -er1

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dodger (ˈdɒdʒə)
 
n
1.  a person who evades or shirks
2.  a shifty dishonest person
3.  a canvas shelter, mounted on a ship's bridge or over the companionway of a sailing yacht to protect the helmsman from bad weather
4.  archaic (US), (Austral) a handbill
5.  informal (Austral) food, esp bread

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dodger
1560s, "one who dodges," in the literal or figurative (especially underworld) senses of dodge. The U.S. word meaning "corn cake" is recorded from 1831.
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Example sentences
He appears quite unaware that he is giving an amusing account of an earnest snooper in heavy-footed pursuit of an agile dodger.
Adjust the boat speed to achieve the proper motion from the dodger or flasher.
Dodger tells him that she ended it and leaves the group extremely hurt.
Dodger and charlie steal the wallet of an old gentleman named mr.
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