roger

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Roger, used circa 1940 in UK and US military communication to represent "R" when spelling out a word. "R" is the first letter in received, used to acknowledge understanding a message. "ROGER" for "received" in spoken usage in air traffic radio parlance by 1950.

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roger

  1. (radio telecommunications) Received (used in radio communications to acknowledge that a message has been received and understood)
    1950: "Pilot: CESSNA TWO THREE FOUR—ROGER—OUT." Flying Magazine, May 1950, p. 46.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Old German Hrotger via Shelta roger.

Verb[edit]

roger ‎(third-person singular simple present rogers, present participle rogering, simple past and past participle rogered)

  1. (transitive, vulgar slang) Of a man, to have sexual intercourse with (someone), especially in a rough manner.
  2. (intransitive, vulgar slang) To have sexual intercourse.
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roger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of rogō

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roger

  1. To copulate.