[ roj-er ]
/ ˈrɒdʒ ər /


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.)

Origin of roger

from the name Roger; in def. 2 representing r(eceived)

Definition for roger (2 of 2)


[ roj-er ]
/ ˈrɒdʒ ər /


a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “fame” and “spear.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for roger


/ (ˈrɒdʒə) /


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


slang (of a man) to copulate (with)

Word Origin for roger

C20: from the name Roger, representing R for received


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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