codger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n codger used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Codger A miser or mean person.
    • Codger A singular or odd person; -- a familiar, humorous, or depreciatory appellation. "A few of us old codgers met at the fireside."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n codger A mean, miserly man.
    • n codger An old fellow; an odd person; a character: usually with old: as, a rum old codger.
    • n codger A fellow; a chap: a familiar term of address, used in a slighting way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Codger koj′ėr a mean fellow: an old person: a chap.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Cadger
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a variant of Cadger.

Usage

In literature:

He's a queer old codger.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Oh, well, no matter, old codger!
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
We have all seen these old codgers who have retired.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
I did when I was little codger.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
The scenario bug has certainly bit that old codger.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
He's a knowin' codger your dad is, Ziza.
"Fighting the Flames" by R.M. Ballantyne
I ran across an old codger at the Press Club once who was with Dewey at Manila.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Skipper John Blue was a hearty old codger.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
We haven't enough to go a tenth of the way round; but I couldn't refuse that codger.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
Wurzelmann laughed, and said he had never seen such a queer codger in all his life.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
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In poetry:

Thinks Abey, t' owd codger 'll niver smoke t' trick,
I'll swop wi' him my poor deead horse for his wick,
An' if Tommy I nobbut can happen to trap,
'T will be a fine feather i' Abraham cap!
"The Yorkshire Horse Dealers" by Anonymous British

In news:

Matt Bondurant gives feisty ol' bootlegging codgers cred again with the book, The Wettest County in the World.
Codger , crank or more.
David Frum says there's more to Ron Paul than the image he projects of being a codger willing to speak out candidly.
Carroll Gardens codger finds a home.
Courtier, Codger , Con Man: Rembrandt the Rubber-Faced Role Player.
Courtier, Codger, Con Man : Rembrandt the Rubber-Faced Role Player.
Courtier , Codger, Con Man: Rembrandt the Rubber-Faced Role Player.
Woes of the Old Codger Hunting and Fishing Club.
The co-founders of the Old Codger Hunting and Fishing Club opened the 2012 muzzleloader deer season in a blind panic.
Courtier, Codger, Con Man: Rembrandt the Rubber-Faced Role Player .
The difference is that while the 60 Minutes codger drives you to reach for the clicker, Vowell's distinct, high-pitched grade-school voice—familiar to many from NPR's This American Life —soon softens in your ear.
I'm a codger and I know it.
Not because he's a codger.
You play one fucking halfwit gangster, and you get typecast as dorks and codgers forever.
Two old codgers decided to make a trip to California.
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