1. mean, miserly person;
2. odd or peculiar (old) person: 'a lovable old codger';
3. fellow; chap (18th C. British slang)

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  • Codger — Codg er, n. [Cf. {Cadger}.] 1. A miser or mean person. [1913 Webster] 2. A singular or odd person; a familiar, humorous, or depreciatory appellation. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] A few of us old codgers met at the fireside. Emerson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • codger — 1756, probably a variant of cadger beggar, which is of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • codger — ► NOUN informal, derogatory ▪ an elderly man. ORIGIN perhaps a variant of cadger (see CADGE(Cf. ↑cadger)) …   English terms dictionary

  • codger — [käj′ər] n. [prob. var. of CADGER] Informal an elderly fellow, sometimes one who is eccentric: a term used in good humor …   English World dictionary

  • codger —    Etymologically a variant of ‘cadger’, but ‘codger’ applied to a man does not imply that he cadges money. ‘Codger’ is a whimsical term, used with little reverence, of or to an old man. The term is familiar in Britain, and is to some extent kept …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • codger — noun (C) informal old codger an old man: He s a charming old codger …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • codger — UK [ˈkɒdʒə(r)] / US [ˈkɑdʒər] noun [countable] Word forms codger : singular codger plural codgers an insulting word for an old man …   English dictionary

  • codger — /ˈkɒdʒə / (say kojuh) noun Colloquial 1. Also, old codger. a man, especially elderly: *He s an old codger, sixty three and she s only thirty or so, it s a terrible difference, isn t it? –christina stead, 1944. 2. a mean, miserly person. {?… …  

  • codger — noun Etymology: probably alteration of cadger Date: 1756 an often mildly eccentric and usually elderly fellow < old codger > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • codger — Australian Slang 1. mean, miserly person; 2. odd or peculiar (old) person: a lovable old codger ; 3. fellow; chap (18th C. British slang) …   English dialects glossary

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