codger


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codg·er

 (kŏj′ər)
n. Derogatory
A somewhat eccentric man, especially an old one.

[Perhaps alteration of obsolete cadger, peddler; see cadge.]

codger

(ˈkɒdʒə)
n
informal a man, esp an old or eccentric one: a term of affection or mild derision (often in the phrase old codger)
[C18: probably variant of cadger]

codg•er

(ˈkɒdʒ ər)

n.
an eccentric man, esp. one who is old.
[1750–60; perhaps variant of obsolete cadger; see cadge]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old mancodger - used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah - a man who is very old
Translations

codger

[ˈkɒdʒəʳ] N (also old codger) → sujeto m, vejete m

codger

[ˈkɒdʒər] n (British) an old codger → un drôle de vieux bonhomme

codger

n (inf)komischer (alter) Kauz

codger

[ˈkɒdʒəʳ] n an old codger (Brit) (fam) → un nonnetto
References in classic literature ?
The old codger agreed to leave the final decision to you when we caught up with you.
The old codger goes down the Yukon with us, stack on that, my hearty
I haven't been drinking YOUR health, my codger,' replied Mr Squeers; 'so you have nothing to do with that.
If an old codger like that can handle one plow, I can handle two.
Why, I am a boy, sir, to half a dozen old codgers here
I was going to tell you how many unmistakeable admirers I had:- Sir Thomas Ashby was one,--Sir Hugh Meltham and Sir Broadley Wilson are old codgers, only fit companions for papa and mamma.
BEWARE of Mr (Ginger) Baker, an incredible portrayal of the irritable old codger that ended with the Cream drummer breaking director Jay Bulger's nose with his cane when he realised the film would feature other people.
HARRY BROWN C5 10PM Old codger Michael Caine (above) stands up to a gang of hoodies on a South London sink estate.
As soon as Ruby discovered cantankerous old codger William's biscuit tin crammed with cash under the kitchen sink, viewers knew that it was going to play a part in her quest for having a baby.
Of the 11 runners, only Crafty Codger, Fight U For It and the bottom weight Cilicia have run in a nursery before, with the majority of them having run only three times in maidens.
All they need is some old codger who can sing a bit and has slept with 1000 women.
Havers is being revealed to be the most curmudgeonly old codger imaginable.