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dodger

[ doj-er ]
/ ˈdɒdʒ ər /
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noun
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Origin of dodger

First recorded in 1560–70; dodge + -er1
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How to use dodger in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dodger

dodger
/ (ˈdɒdʒə) /

noun
a person who evades or shirks
a shifty dishonest person
a canvas shelter, mounted on a ship's bridge or over the companionway of a sailing yacht to protect the helmsman from bad weather
archaic, US and Australian a handbill
Australian informal food, esp bread
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