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roger

[ roj-er ]
/ ˈrɒdʒ ər /
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interjection

Informal. all right; O.K.
message received and understood (a response to radio communications).
(often initial capital letter) Jolly Roger.
(formerly used in communications to represent the letter R.)

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Origin of roger

From the name Roger;1945–50 for def. 2 where it represents r(eceived)

Definition for roger (2 of 2)

Roger
[ roj-er ]
/ ˈrɒdʒ ər /

noun

a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “fame” and “spear.”
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British Dictionary definitions for roger

roger
/ (ˈrɒdʒə) /

interjection

(used in signalling, telecommunications, etc) message receivedCompare wilco
an expression of agreement

verb

slang (of a man) to copulate (with)

Word Origin for roger

C20: from the name Roger, representing R for received

usage for roger

The verb sense of this word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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