Origin of roger
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Examples from the Web for roger
On Friday, she sacked Roger Goodell, basically asking: “Hey Commissioner, ever hear of double-jeopardy?”
When Roger first heard what happened and saw the tape he was shocked, truly shocked, and outraged.
To this day, Bush media maven Roger Ailes adamantly denies that he or the campaign had any role in the Willie Horton mug shot ad.
A local radio personality named Roger Fredinburg remembers getting a call to see if he wanted to host a show at the new station.
The beloved Mr. Roger's premiered in 1968, opening a door to television that didn't speak down to children.
This eighteenth-century Colonial narrative gives a vivid description of Roger's Rangers.A Mother's List of Books for Children|Gertrude Weld Arnold
That evening Roger was sitting beside his wife alone, caressing the thin hand that returned the fond pressure.A Little Girl in Old Washington|Amanda M. Douglas
"Radar bridge here," Roger's voice chimed in softly on the speaker.Stand by for Mars!|Carey Rockwell
A man going into battle might look, so she thought, as Roger Ormiston looked now—very stern and strained.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
"I am glad he got it, since it pleases him," said Phil to Roger, and the senator's son nodded in agreement.Dave Porter and His Rivals|Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for roger
Word Origin for roger
Word Origin and History for roger
masc. proper name, from Old French Rogier, from Old High German Hrotger, literally "famous with the spear," from hruod- "fame, glory" + ger "spear" (see gar (n.)). As a generic name for "a person," attested from 1630s. Slang meaning "penis" was popular c.1650-c.1870; hence the slang verb sense of "to copulate with (a woman)," attested from 1711.
The use of the word in radio communication to mean "yes, I understand" is attested from 1941, from the U.S. military phonetic alphabet word for the letter -R-, in this case an abbreviation for "received." Said to have been used by the R.A.F. since 1938. The Jolly Roger pirate flag is first attested 1723, of unknown origin; jolly here has its otherwise obsolete Middle English sense "high-hearted, gallant." Roger de Coverley, once a favorite English country dance, is so called from 1685, in reference to Addison's character in the "Spectator." French roger-bontemps "jovial, carefree man," is attested there from 15c.