codger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly derived from cadger (hawker).[1] Or abbreviation of coffin dodger, but this is likely to be a folk etymology.

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Noun[edit]

codger (plural codgers)

  1. An amusingly eccentric or grumpy and usually elderly man.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:old man

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cadge” in Michael Quinion, World Wide Words[1], 1996–.