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sod

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[ sod ]
/ sɒd /
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noun

a section cut or torn from the surface of grassland, containing the matted roots of grass.
the surface of the ground, especially when covered with grass; turf; sward.

verb (used with object), sod·ded, sod·ding.

to cover with sods or sod.

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Origin of sod

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First recorded in 1475–1525; late Middle English sod(de), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode “turf”

OTHER WORDS FROM sod

sodless, adjective

Definition for sod (2 of 3)

sod2
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense of seethe.

Definition for sod (3 of 3)

sod3
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /

noun Chiefly British Slang: Vulgar.

a chap; fellow; guy: You almost feel sorry for the poor sod.
an inconsequential, annoying, or unpleasant person.
Older Use. a gay man.

verb (used with object), sod·ded, sod·ding.Chiefly British Slang: Vulgar.

to damn: Sod the bloody bastard!

Verb Phrases Chiefly British Slang: Vulgar.

sod off, to leave (usually as an imperative): Why don't you just sod off!
Compare bugger1.

Origin of sod

3
First recorded in 1810–15; by shortening of sodomite
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British Dictionary definitions for sod (1 of 2)

sod1
/ (sɒd) /

noun

a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
poetic the ground

verb sods, sodding or sodded

(tr) to cover with sods

Word Origin for sod

C15: from Low German; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sode; related to Old Frisian sātha

British Dictionary definitions for sod (2 of 2)

sod2
/ (sɒd) slang, mainly British /

noun

a person considered to be obnoxious
a jocular word for a personthe poor sod hasn't been out for weeks
sod all slang nothing

interjection

sod it a strong exclamation of annoyance
See also sod off

Derived forms of sod

sodding, adjective

Word Origin for sod

C19: shortened from sodomite
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