- 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.
- to cover with sods or sod.
Origin of sod1
- simple past tense of seethe.
- 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
Examples from the Web for sodded
"We can have the hole filled in and sodded over next spring," says Vee.Torchy As A Pa
If the new earth can be sodded it aids greatly in concealing the trench.Manual of Military Training
James A. Moss
The thud of them over the sodded prairies was rapidly decreasing.The Trail Boys on the Plains
Jay Winthrop Allen
Then the roof was covered with dirt about a foot deep and sodded over.
Have I been sodded down with Johnson grass by a pink-eyed snoozer, or what?'Heart of the West
- 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 sodded
"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).