- sodomite; homosexual.
- chap; fellow; guy.
- child; kid; brat.
- to damn: Sod the bloody bastard!
- sod off, to leave (usually as an imperative): Why don't you just sod off!
Origin of sod3
- (intr, adverb; usually imperative) slang, mainly British to go away; depart
- a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
- poetic the ground
- (tr) to cover with sods
- a person considered to be obnoxious
- a jocular word for a personthe poor sod hasn't been out for weeks
- sod all slang nothing
- sod it a strong exclamation of annoyance
Word Origin and History for sod off
"turf, slice of earth with grass on it," mid-15c., apparently from Middle Dutch sode "turf," or Middle Low German sode, both related to Old Frisian satha "sod," all of uncertain origin. Perhaps the notion is water saturation and the group is related to sog. The (old) sod "Ireland" is from 1812.
c.1400, "to cover with sod," from sod (n.). Related: Sodded; sodding.
in sod off (1960), British slang term of dismissal; see sod (n.2).