Share this entry

Share this page

sodger

Syllabification: so·dger
Pronunciation: /ˈsōjər
 
/

Definition of sodger in English:

noun

Nonstandard spelling of soldier, used to represent regional pronunciation.
Example sentences
  • Except in certain rural areas, ‘to go for a sodger’, ‘to take the King's shilling ’, had for ordinary people been an act of desperation in a time of unemployment or personal catastrophe.
  • There's no another sodger like him in the Scotch Brigade.
  • Instantly the crowd took it up… A distinct melodic outline became more and more prominent, shaping itself around the central theme of the words, Git right, sodger!

Definition of sodger in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure