codger

[koj-er]

noun

an eccentric man, especially one who is old.

Origin of codger

1750–60; perhaps variant of obsolete cadger; see cadge1
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Related Words for codger

eccentric, fellow, crank, miser, galoot, dodo

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British Dictionary definitions for codger

codger

noun

informal a man, esp an old or eccentric one: a term of affection or mild derision (often in the phrase old codger)

Word Origin for codger

C18: probably variant of cadger
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Word Origin and History for codger
n.

1756, probably a variant of cadger "beggar" (see cadge (v.)), which is of unknown origin.

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