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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

Other definitions for sod (2 of 3)

sod2
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /

verb Archaic.
simple past tense of seethe.

Other definitions 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

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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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