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roger

[roj-er] /ˈrɒdʒ ər/
interjection
1.
Informal. all right; O.K.
2.
message received and understood (a response to radio communications).
3.
(often initial capital letter) Jolly Roger.
4.
(formerly used in communications to represent the letter R.)
Origin
from the name Roger; in def. 2 representing r(eceived)

Roger

[roj-er] /ˈrɒdʒ ər/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “fame” and “spear.”.
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Examples for roger
  • At this point roger is revealed to have two faces, the second one being dr.
  • Mark reminds roger to take his azt, revealing that roger is hiv positive.
  • Mimi gently urges roger to forget past regrets, saying that there is no day but today.
  • When roger prepares to leave, he gets into a fight with mark.
British Dictionary definitions for roger

roger

/ˈrɒdʒə/
interjection
1.
(used in signalling, telecommunications, etc) message received Compare wilco
2.
an expression of agreement
verb
3.
(slang) (of a man) to copulate (with)
Usage note
The verb sense of this word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary. However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
Word Origin
C20: from the name Roger, representing R for received
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Word Origin and History for roger

Roger

masc. proper name, from Old French Rogier, from Old High German Hrotger, literally "famous with the spear," from hruod- "fame, glory" + ger "spear" (see gar (n.)). As a generic name for "a person," attested from 1630s. Slang meaning "penis" was popular c.1650-c.1870; hence the slang verb sense of "to copulate with (a woman)," attested from 1711.

The use of the word in radio communication to mean "yes, I understand" is attested from 1941, from the U.S. military phonetic alphabet word for the letter -R-, in this case an abbreviation for "received." Said to have been used by the R.A.F. since 1938. The Jolly Roger pirate flag is first attested 1723, of unknown origin; jolly here has its otherwise obsolete Middle English sense "high-hearted, gallant." Roger de Coverley, once a favorite English country dance, is so called from 1685, in reference to Addison's character in the "Spectator." French roger-bontemps "jovial, carefree man," is attested there from 15c.

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Slang definitions & phrases for roger

Roger

affirmation

Yes; I understand; ok: Get your asses over there, Roger

[WWII armed forces; fr the US military phonetic alphabet word designating R for ''received,'' said also to have been used by the Royal Air Force by 1938]


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