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[sod] /sɒd/
noun
1.
sodomite; homosexual.
2.
chap; fellow; guy.
3.
child; kid; brat.
verb (used with object), sodded, sodding.
4.
to damn:
Sod the bloody bastard!
Verb phrases
5.
sod off, to leave (usually as an imperative):
Why don't you just sod off!
Compare bugger1 .
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; by shortening of sodomite
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British Dictionary definitions for sod off

sod off

verb
1.
(intransitive, adverb; usually imperative) (slang, mainly Brit) to go away; depart
Usage note
This phrase 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

sod1

/sɒd/
noun
1.
a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
2.
(poetic) the ground
verb sods, sodding, sodded
3.
(transitive) to cover with sods
Word Origin
C15: from Low German; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sode; related to Old Frisian sātha

sod2

/sɒd/
noun
1.
a person considered to be obnoxious
2.
a jocular word for a person: the poor sod hasn't been out for weeks
3.
(slang) sod all, nothing
interjection
4.
sod it, a strong exclamation of annoyance
See also sod off
Derived Forms
sodding, adjective
Word Origin
C19: shortened from sodomite
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Word Origin and History for sod off

sod

n.

"turf, slice of earth with grass on it," mid-15c., apparently from Middle Dutch sode "turf," or Middle Low German sode, both related to Old Frisian satha "sod," all of uncertain origin. Perhaps the notion is water saturation and the group is related to sog. The (old) sod "Ireland" is from 1812.

term of abuse, 1818, short for sodomite (also see sodomy). British colloquial sod-all "nothing" is attested from 1958.

v.

c.1400, "to cover with sod," from sod (n.). Related: Sodded; sodding.

in sod off (1960), British slang term of dismissal; see sod (n.2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for sod off

soda jerk

noun phrase

A person who makes ice-cream sodas and other treats at a soda fountain: She worked for a while as a soda jerk/ the champion soda jerker of the United States

Related Terms

jerk soda

[1883+; fr earlier beer jerk, ''tapster,'' perhaps fr the action of drawing back on the vertical handle that controlled the flow of beer; perhaps also related to jerkwater]


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Related Abbreviations for sod off

SOD

superoxide dismutase
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