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stodge

[stoj] /stɒdʒ/
verb (used with object), stodged, stodging.
1.
to stuff full, especially with food or drink; gorge.
verb (used without object), stodged, stodging.
2.
to trudge:
to stodge along through the mire.
noun
3.
food that is particularly filling.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; origin uncertain; in some senses perhaps blend of stoff (earlier form of stuff) and gorge
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British Dictionary definitions for stodge

stodge

/stɒdʒ/
noun
1.
heavy filling starchy food
2.
(dialect, mainly Southern English) baked or steamed pudding
3.
a dull person or subject
verb
4.
to stuff (oneself or another) with food
Word Origin
C17: perhaps a blend of stuff + podge
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