Informal. all right; O.K.
message received and understood (a response to radio communications).
(often initial capital letter) Jolly Roger.
(formerly used in communications to represent the letter R. )

from the name Roger; in def. 2 representing r(eceived) Unabridged


a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “fame” and “spear.” Unabridged
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roger (ˈrɒdʒə)
1.  Compare wilco (used in signalling, telecommunications, etc) message received
2.  an expression of agreement
3.  slang (of a man) to copulate (with)
usage  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

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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, from O.Fr. Rogier, from O.H.G. Hrotger, lit. "famous with the spear," from hruod- "fame, glory" + ger "spear." As a generic name for "a person," attested from 1631. 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 obs. M.E. sense "high-hearted, gallant."
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Example sentences 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.
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