Definition of codger in English:


Line breaks: cod¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒdʒə


informal , • derogatory
  • An elderly man: old codgers harping on about yesteryear
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    • George Jackson successfully defended his seniors championship for old codgers over the age of fifty.
    • Geezers and codgers well remember how the first steel shafts were painted yellow or brown to resemble hickory.
    • The younger punters want to check out whether these old codgers deserve legendary status.


mid 18th century: perhaps a variant of cadger (see cadge).

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