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dodg·er

 (dŏj′ər)
n.
1. One that dodges or evades: a skilled dodger of reporters' questions.
2. A shifty, dishonest person; a trickster.
3. A small printed handbill.
4. Nautical A lightweight structure, as of canvas stretched over a frame, that partly screens a hatch or companionway from wind and spray.
5. Chiefly Southern Atlantic US See corn dodger.

dodger

(ˈdɒdʒə)
n
1. a person who evades or shirks
2. a shifty dishonest person
3. (Nautical Terms) a canvas shelter, mounted on a ship's bridge or over the companionway of a sailing yacht to protect the helmsman from bad weather
4. (Historical Terms) archaic US and Austral a handbill
5. (Cookery) informal Austral food, esp bread

dodg•er

(ˈdɒdʒ ər)

n.
1. a person who dodges.
2. a shifty person, esp. one who persistently evades a responsibility, as specified: tax dodger.
3. a small handbill; throwaway.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dodger - a shifty deceptive persondodger - a shifty deceptive person    
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
2.dodger - small oval cake of corn bread baked or fried (chiefly southern)
cornbread - bread made primarily of cornmeal

dodger

noun evader, avoider, abstainer, sidestepper, bilker a crackdown on tax dodgers
Translations

dodger

[ˈdɒdʒəʳ] N (= trickster) → tunante/a m/f, gandul mf

dodger

n
(= trickster)Schlawiner m (inf) ? artful
(Naut) → Wetterschutz m
References in classic literature ?
Her corn-cake, in all its varieties of hoe-cake, dodgers, muffins, and other species too numerous to mention, was a sublime mystery to all less practised compounders; and she would shake her fat sides with honest pride and merriment, as she would narrate the fruitless efforts that one and another of her compeers had made to attain to her elevation.
The socialist press of the city jubilantly exploited this utterance, scattering it broadcast over San Francisco in tens of thousands of paper dodgers.
Then the boys who are bending and watching on the outside, mark them: they are most useful players, the dodgers, who seize on the ball the moment it rolls out from amongst the chargers, and away with it across to the opposite goal.
That was the shock of Crew, the most dangerous of dodgers.
The quarter to five has struck, and the play slackens for a minute before goal; but there is Crew, the artful dodger, driving the ball in behind our goal, on the island side, where our quarters are weakest.
Come," said the inspector, unable to follow these observations, "you are a clever dodger, but you can't dodge me.
Captain MacElrath was a small man, just comfortably able to peep over the canvas dodger of the bridge.
He walks off to starboard, and sits under the dodger on a little campstool of his, and for half an hour perhaps he makes no sound, except that I heard him sneeze once.
To complete the group, it is necessary to recognise in this disconcerted dodger, an individual very pale from sea- sickness, who had shaved his beard and brushed his hair, last, at Liverpool: and whose only article of dress (linen not included) were a pair of dreadnought trousers; a blue jacket, formerly admired upon the Thames at Richmond; no stockings; and one slipper.
Under this impression, he secretly resolved to cultivate the good opinion of the old gentleman as quickly as possible; and, if he found the Dodger incorrigible, as he more than half suspected he should, to decline the honour of his farther acquaintance.
John's Road; struck down the small street which terminates at Sadler's Wells Theatre; through Exmouth Street and Coppice Row; down the little court by the side of the workhouse; across the classic ground which once bore the name of Hockley-in-the-Hole; thence into Little Saffron Hill; and so into Saffron Hill the Great: along which the Dodger scudded at a rapid pace, directing Oliver to follow close at his heels.
cried a voice from below, in reply to a whistle from the Dodger.