Definition of Codger

1. Noun. Used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man.

Exact synonyms: Old Codger
Generic synonyms: Graybeard, Greybeard, Methuselah, Old Man



Definition of Codger

1. n. A miser or mean person.

Definition of Codger

1. Noun. An amusingly eccentric or grumpy and usually elderly man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Codger

1. an old man [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Codger

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Literary usage of Codger

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1. Handlingar (1903)
"irreverent term', usually old codger, 1756 Murphy, Apprentice: »Old Cojer must not smoke that .I have any concern» [said by the appr. of his master]; ..."

2. On Transferred Appellations of Human Beings by Josef Reinius (1903)
"With beggar and codger as terms of contempt may be compared Swe. stackare, ... Ox. The variant codger with shortened vowel si'unis due to the influence of ..."

3. A Motley by John Galsworthy (1910)
"THE "codger" IF ever there were a personality in petticoats, this was he. His petticoats were nine inches long, but what he lacked in petticoats he made up ..."

4. On Transferred Appellations of Human Beings, Chiefly in English and German by Josef Reinius (1903)
"'comfortable, in a fair stale of health' WR., if this is not formed on the subst. With beggar and codger as terms of contempt may be compared Swe. stackare, ..."

5. The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax: Poems : in Search of 1. the Picturesque, 2 by William Combe (1871)
"He's a rum codger you must know ; He thinks he knows, puff'd up with pride, Far more than all the world beside ; But when did any body hear, He for distress ..."

6. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"Most of the general slang terms for a man or fellow correspond in usage to * old codger,' e.#.t old chap ; l>en cull ; old man ; my pippin ; old cock, etc. ..."

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