sod

1
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /

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.

Nearby words

  1. socrates,
  2. socratic,
  3. socratic irony,
  4. socratic method,
  5. socred,
  6. sod disease,
  7. sod house,
  8. sod off,
  9. sod's law,
  10. soda

Origin of sod

1
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode turf

Related formssod·less, adjective

sod

2
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense of seethe.

sod

3
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /
Chiefly British Slang.

noun

sodomite; homosexual.
chap; fellow; guy.
child; kid; brat.

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

to damn: Sod the bloody bastard!

Verb Phrases

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

Origin of sod

3
1875–80; by shortening of sodomite

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sod

1
/ (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

sod

2
/ (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 Formssodding, adjective

Word Origin for sod

C19: shortened from sodomite

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Word Origin and History for sodded
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