dodger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dodger small oval cake of corn bread baked or fried (chiefly southern)
    • n dodger a shifty deceptive person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first baseball game was broadcast in color on August 11, 1951 (Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Boston Braves 8-1)
    • prop. n Dodger a member of the professional baseball team called the Dodgers. At one time the team was headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, when it was called the Borrooklyn Dodgers, but the franchise was transferred to Los Angeles.
    • dodger A small handbill.
    • dodger One who dodges or evades; one who plays fast and loose, or uses tricky devices.
    • dodger See Corndodger.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When Henry Aaron hit his 715th Home Run, breaking Babe Ruth's record, the pitcher who served it up was Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers. They were both wearing number 44.
    • n dodger One who dodges or evades; one who practises artful shifts or dodges.
    • n dodger A small handbill distributed in the streets or other public places.
    • n dodger Same as corn-dodger.
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Usage

In literature:

And Dotty, how she tosses up her head like Aunt Martha's horse Lightning-Dodger!
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
There is the immortal Dodger.
"Charles Dickens as a Reader" by Charles Kent
Just poke up th' Colonel t' telling all he knows about this old dodger.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
But for every buffet he repaid Dodger, Dodger gave him another that was heavier than ever.
"The Tale of Nimble Deer" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Am I to bother my brains about a devil-dodger?
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
The big missile grazed past the dodger.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
They trimmed the Stump Dodger with spruce fronds till the locomotive looked like a moving wood-lot.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
So he's turned devil-dodger.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
It means the work of an artful dodger, all jaw, and no good in him.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He had thousands of dodgers stuck up all over New York.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
He run away with old Dodger Spillman's girl.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
He was a veritable "dodger," this owner of mine.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
I'm jest a woman-dodger.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Write me the dodger, will you, and I'll have it over the streets inside of twenty-four hours.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
And when roused, it was peculiarly efficient in a secretive, artful-dodger sort of way.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
They got out a large number of dodgers, which were put into the hands of passers-by.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
He knew then that the Artful Dodger was a pickpocket.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
And is not "dodger" clear as well as expressive?
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Oh, that Locust is the greatest dodger I ever met.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
Saucy times with a soupcon of respect for the artful dodger.
"Mascara-Viscera" by Paul Cameron Brown
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In poetry:

Poor drudge of the city! how happy he feels,
With the burs on his legs and the grass at his heels
No dodger behind, his bandannas to share,
No constable grumbling, “You must n’t walk there!”
"Lines -- for Berkshire Jubilee, Aug. 23, 1844" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
At this the sullen Modred, eldest son
Of Lot, laught softly to himself,—right glad
That any business kept the kingly eye
From him, for full of tricks and craft was he,
The Artful Dodger of an early day,
And often in an uproar set the court.
"At The Palace Of King Lot" by Oscar Fay Adams

In news:

I figured the Yankees would keep Jamie Hoffmann for defensive reasons and because of his athleticism, speed and the potential batting upside, but today Chad Jennings revealed that Hoffmann cleared waivers and was returned to the Dodgers.
Hondo , coming off back-to-back sweeps, stumbled with the Yankees last night in the Boston Band Box but salvaged a split when the Diamondbacks came through for him against the Dodgers to put the deficit at 1,845 gantners.
Zenyatta is the undefeated thoroughbred horse the Dodgers Monday said will join celebs such as Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber in the team's This Is My Town movement.
Dodger on Halloween hotdog dog.
My dog Dodger was waiting for or little Halloween visitors in her costume.
Stephen Evans, Hotel Bill -Dodger, Found Through DNA Left On Toothbrush.
Dodgers seem to have promising hurler in this kid Clayton Kershaw.
Dodgers just might have a future.
0 Former Dodgers bidder Steven Cohen, shown in 2011, has been implicated in a $276-million insider trading scheme, according to Wall Street Journal.
Former Dodgers bidder Steven Cohen, shown in 2011, has been implicated in a $276-million insider trading scheme, according to Wall Street Journal.
Dodgers have inexplicably lost their home field advantage.
The first meeting of Oliver Twist and young Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger, on the road to London was a confrontation between two stereotypes of nineteenth-century literature.
Dodgers inquire about Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt.
The Dodgers finished interleague play Sunday with a 6-9 record against the American League.
Jeter still refers to the Dodgers manager as "Mr. T.".
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