sod

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See also: SOD, sód, sød, and soð

English[edit]

Workers laying sod.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch sode (turf) or Middle Low German sode

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. (Britain, vulgar) Sodomite; bugger.
  2. (Britain, 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. (Britain, 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, Britain, slang, vulgar) Bugger; sodomize.
  2. (transitive, Britain, 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, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , 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.

Etymology 4[edit]

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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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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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

sod (plural sods)

  1. sauce

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