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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koj-er]
    • /ˈkɒdʒ ər/
    • /ˈkɒdʒ.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koj-er]
    • /ˈkɒdʒ ər/

Definitions of codger word

  • countable noun codger Old codger is a disrespectful way of referring to an old man. 3
  • noun codger a man, esp an old or eccentric one: a term of affection or mild derision (often in the phrase old codger) 3
  • noun codger an elderly fellow, sometimes one who is eccentric 3
  • noun codger an eccentric man, especially one who is old. 1
  • noun codger An elderly man, especially one who is old-fashioned or eccentric. 1
  • noun codger old man 1

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Origin of codger

First appearance:

before 1750
One of the 47% newest English words
1750-60; perhaps variant of obsolete cadger; see cadge1

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Parts of speech for Codger


codger popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

codger usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for codger

noun codger

  • eccentric — deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd: eccentric conduct; an eccentric person.
  • fellow — a man or boy: a fine old fellow; a nice little fellow.
  • crank — If you call someone a crank, you think their ideas or behaviour are strange.
  • miser — a comedy (1668) by Molière.
  • galoot — an awkward, eccentric, or foolish person.

Top questions with codger

  • what is a codger?
  • what does old codger mean?
  • what does codger mean?
  • what is an old codger?

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