sod

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English[edit]

Workers laying sod.

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sod (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.
    • Collins
      She there shall dress a sweeter sod / Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
  2. Turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns.
    The landscapers rolled sod onto the bare earth and made a presentable lawn by nightfall.
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Verb[edit]

sod (third-person singular simple present sods, present participle sodding, simple past and past participle sodded)

  1. To cover with sod.
    He sodded the worn areas twice a year.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From sodomize, by shortening

Noun[edit]

sod (plural sods)

  1. (UK, vulgar) Sodomite; bugger.
  2. (UK, slang, mildly pejorative, formerly considered vulgar) A person, usually male; often qualified with an adjective.
    You mean old sod!
    poor sod
    unlucky sod
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Interjection[edit]

sod

  1. (UK, vulgar) expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

Verb[edit]

sod (third-person singular simple present sods, present participle sodding, simple past and past participle sodded)

  1. (transitive, UK, slang, vulgar) Bugger; sodomize.
  2. (transitive, UK, slang, vulgar) Damn, curse, confound.
    Sod him!, Sod it!, Sod that bastard!
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Etymology 3[edit]

Originally a back-formation from the past participle (sodden).

Verb[edit]

sod

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of seethe

Adjective[edit]

sod (comparative more sod, superlative most sod)

  1. (obsolete) Boiled.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York 2001, p. 223:
      Beer, if it be over-new, or over-stale, over-strong, or not sod, [...] is most unwholesome, frets, and galls, etc.
  2. (Australia, of bread) Sodden; incompletely risen.
    sod damper

Noun[edit]

sod (plural sods)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) A damper (bread) which has failed to rise, remaining a flat lump.
    • 1954, Tom Ronan, Vision Splendid, quoted in Tom Burton, Words in Your Ear, Wakefield Press (1999), ISBN 1-86254-475-1, page 120:
      And Mart the cook the shovel took / And swung the damper to and fro. / 'Another sod, so help me God, / That's fourteen in a flamin' row.

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Noun[edit]

sod (plural sods)

  1. The rock dove.

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Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

sod m

  1. imbecile

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sót (soot).

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Noun[edit]

sod c (singular definite soden, not used in plural form)

  1. soot

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sod

  1. Imperative of sode.

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Rafsi[edit]

sod

  1. rafsi of sodva.

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sǫdъ.

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sód m inan (genitive sóda, nominative plural sódi or sodôvi)

  1. barrel

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