sodded

sod

1 [sod]
noun
1.
a section cut or torn from the surface of grassland, containing the matted roots of grass.
2.
the surface of the ground, especially when covered with grass; turf; sward.
verb (used with object), sodded, sodding.
3.
to cover with sods or sod.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode turf

sodless, adjective
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sod

2 [sod]
verb Archaic.
simple past tense of seethe.

sod

3 [sod] Chiefly British Slang.
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:
1875–80; by shortening of sodomite

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sod1 (sɒd)
 
n
1.  a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
2.  poetic the ground
 
vb , sods, sodding, sodded
3.  (tr) to cover with sods
 
[C15: from Low German; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sode; related to Old Frisian sātha]

sod2 (sɒd)
 
n
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
 
interj
4.  sod it a strong exclamation of annoyance
 
[C19: shortened from sodomite]
 
'sodding2
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

sod
"slice of earth with grass on it," c.1420, apparently from M.Du. sode "turf," M.L.G. sode, or O.Fris. satha "sod," all of uncertain origin. The (old) sod "Ireland" is from 1812.

sod
term of abuse, 1818, short for sodomite (see sodomy). British colloquial sod-all "nothing" is attested from 1958.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
SOD
superoxide dismutase
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