- a person who dodges.
- a shifty person, especially one who persistently evades a responsibility, as specified: tax dodger; draft dodger.
- a leafhopper.
- a small handbill; throwaway.
- Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. corn dodger.
- Nautical. a shield, as of canvas, erected on a flying bridge to protect persons on watch from wind, flying spray, etc.
- Australian. a large slice, lump, or portion of food, especially of bread.
Origin of dodger
Examples from the Web for dodgers
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He covered the Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle, where they set the box score on the front page by hand.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
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They got out a large number of dodgers, which were put into the hands of passers-by.
He "caught it" considerably, but not sufficiently to impair his appetite for the dodgers.
Supper had been waiting an hour or so for the lack of meal for dodgers.
If in quite a number of small cakes they were called Dodgers.Daniel Boone
John S. C. Abbott
We sent to Brownville, and bought a fat pig to fry our fish and dodgers with.To and Through Nebraska
Frances I. Sims Fulton
- 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
Word Origin and History for dodgers
U.S. baseball club, originally based in Brooklyn, N.Y., so called from 1900, from trolley dodgers, Manhattanites' nickname for Brooklyn residents, in reference to the streetcar lines that criss-crossed the borough.
1560s, "one who dodges," in the literal or figurative (especially underworld) senses of dodge. The U.S. word meaning "corn cake" is recorded from 1831, perhaps a different word (cf. Northern English dialectal dodge "lump, large piece," 1560s).