wodge

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Etymology[edit]

Probably an alteration of wedge.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wodge (plural wodges)

  1. (chiefly Britain, colloquial) A bulk quantity, usually of small items, particularly money; a wad.
    He paid a wodge of dosh for his new motor from the car dealership.
    • 1900, George Manville Fenn, The Lost Middy, Chapter Sixteen,[1]
      [] if Eben comes to me with that there hankychy and slips a big wodge of hard Hamsterdam ’bacco and a square bottle o’ stuff as hasn’t paid dooty into my hands in the dark some night, what am I to do?
    • 1963, Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, London: Faber & Faber, 1971, Chapter Fourteen,[2]
      I lifted the lid off the second tureen and uncovered a wodge of macaroni, stone-cold and stuck together in a gluey paste.
    • 2012, John Sweeney, ‘At War with Ceausescu’, Literary Review, issue 399:
      Bad food, bad drinks, no decent pubs, no laughter in public, and dodgy money-changers hissing that communism was shit and who then disappeared, leaving us with wodges of worthless notes.