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codger +‎ -hood


codgerhood (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being a codger; grouchy old age or fogeydom.
    • 2009 May, David Ewing Duncan, “Experimental Brain”, in Corey S. Powell, Patrice G. Adcroft, Michael F. Di Ioia, editors, Discover, page 67:
      I am feeling a touch of performance anxiety. James Brewer has already knocked down my sense of agelessness a notch or two with the news that my brain is shrinking. Now I am subjecting myself to a test that might reveal me to be prematurely transforming into mental codger-hood.