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See also: søger
soger (plural sogers)
- (dated) A poor or lazy hand on a sailing vessel.
1834, Richard Henry Dana, Two Years Before the Mast:
- The captain called him a "soger," and promised to "ride him down as he would the main tack;" and when officers are once determined to "ride a man down," it is a gone case with him.
a. 1900, “Hanging Johnny”, in Ivan Walton et al. editors, Windjammers: Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors, published 2002, page 66:
- I'd hang a lazy soger / The same as any other.
1902, Louis Becke, The Jalasco Brig, page 82:
- Come aft, you lazy soger, an' see what de captain has to say 'bout dis," cried Worcester, pushing the man, who still grasped his knife, before him […]
- (chiefly Scotland) Eye dialect spelling of soldier.