- a section cut or torn from the surface of grassland, containing the matted roots of grass.
- the surface of the ground, especially when covered with grass; turf; sward.
- to cover with sods or sod.
Origin of sod1
- simple past tense of seethe.
- sodomite; homosexual.
- chap; fellow; guy.
- child; kid; brat.
- to damn: Sod the bloody bastard!
- sod off, to leave (usually as an imperative): Why don't you just sod off!
Origin of sod3
Examples from the Web for sodding
At any rate, they talked of sodding Captain Ussher at the wedding—didn't they?The Macdermots of Ballycloran
It is a good thing to have the sodding and the paving in the same contract.Convenient Houses
Louis Henry Gibson
Our sodding should have been done in the spring for best results.The Scientific American Boy
A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
He had been sodding the mound with velvety green turf, and planting lilies and immortelles upon it.Little Golden's Daughter
Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
The sod which is best adapted to the Sodding of lawns is that which comes from an old, closely grazed pasture.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
- a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
- poetic the ground
- (tr) to cover with sods
- a person considered to be obnoxious
- a jocular word for a personthe poor sod hasn't been out for weeks
- sod all slang nothing
- sod it a strong exclamation of annoyance
Word Origin and History for sodding
"turf, slice of earth with grass on it," mid-15c., apparently from Middle Dutch sode "turf," or Middle Low German sode, both related to Old Frisian satha "sod," all of uncertain origin. Perhaps the notion is water saturation and the group is related to sog. The (old) sod "Ireland" is from 1812.
c.1400, "to cover with sod," from sod (n.). Related: Sodded; sodding.
in sod off (1960), British slang term of dismissal; see sod (n.2).