verb (used with object), stodged, stodg·ing.

to stuff full, especially with food or drink; gorge.

verb (used without object), stodged, stodg·ing.

to trudge: to stodge along through the mire.


food that is particularly filling.

Origin of stodge

1665–75; origin uncertain; in some senses perhaps blend of stoff (earlier form of stuff) and gorge1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stodge

Historical Examples of stodge

  • He grabs the Leader and leaves me to stodge myself with his Times.

    Man And Superman

    George Bernard Shaw

  • No harm done; but to let him go on here in the stodge is a bit of short-sightedness I can't understand.

  • It was for the good of Felix, and everyone else, that they should not all hang about at home in the stodge and mire.

  • From the beginning to the end of that list my mind is obsessed by the word 'stodge,' and the novels do not relieve it much.

  • I ken bear a good big blow, but to stodge along every day the same dull round would drive me crazed!

    Flaming June

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

British Dictionary definitions for stodge



heavy filling starchy food
dialect, mainly Southern English baked or steamed pudding
a dull person or subject


to stuff (oneself or another) with food

Word Origin for stodge

C17: perhaps a blend of stuff + podge
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