[ stoj ]
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verb (used with object),stodged, stodg·ing.
  1. to stuff full, especially with food or drink; gorge.

verb (used without object),stodged, stodg·ing.
  1. to trudge: to stodge along through the mire.

  1. 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

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How to use stodge in a sentence

  • 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
  • How is one to keep such a piece of quicksilver as you in a state of placid stodge!

  • If she had her own way she would throw the books into the fire, as tiresome stodge.

    The New Warden | Mrs. David G. Ritchie
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for stodge


/ (stɒdʒ) informal /

  1. heavy filling starchy food

  2. dialect, mainly Southern English baked or steamed pudding

  1. a dull person or subject

  1. to stuff (oneself or another) with food

Origin of stodge

C17: perhaps a blend of stuff + podge

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