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sod1

[sod] /sɒd/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode turf
Related forms
sodless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sodless

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 sodless

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 sodless

sod

noun

A male; man; guy • Chiefly British: Your lodge brother, your neighbor, the guy on the beat who's just a plain good sod (1818+)

verb

To curse and vilify; revile extremely; a DAMN, fuck, PISS ON someone or something: You do not send the Prime Minister to China to bargain for just an airport. Sod the airport

[fr sodomite and sodomize]


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Related Abbreviations for sodless

SOD

superoxide dismutase
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