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.]
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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]
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codg•er

(ˈkɒdʒ ər)

n.
an eccentric man, esp. one who is old.
[1750–60; perhaps variant of obsolete cadger; see cadge]
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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
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Translations

codger

[ˈkɒdʒəʳ] N (also old codger) → sujeto m, vejete m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

codger

[ˈkɒdʒər] n (British) an old codger → un drôle de vieux bonhomme
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

codger

n (inf)komischer (alter) Kauz
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codger

[ˈkɒdʒəʳ] n an old codger (Brit) (fam) → un nonnetto
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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."
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.
Why, I am a boy, sir, to half a dozen old codgers here!"
It only takes one confused old codger or a large family to mess up the whole system, and then we have to buy from an overworked guard/conductor.
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.
As an 83-year-old codger, I am not particularly attracted to the AR platform.
HARRY BROWN C5 10PM Old codger Michael Caine (above) stands up to a gang of hoodies on a South London sink estate.
When a member of our staff got to be an "old codger" he purchased a recoil pad larger than the butt end of the stock and stuck with Brownells catalog number 64.