[koj-er] /ˈkɒdʒ ər/

an eccentric man, especially one who is old.
(informal) a man, esp an old or eccentric one: a term of affection or mild derision (often in the phrase old codger)

1756, probably a variant of cadger “beggar” (see cadge (v.)), which is of unknown origin.


An old man, esp an eccentric one •Usu with old: Look at those happy codgers on the shuffleboard court

[1756+; probably fr cadger, ”moocher, wheedling beggar”]


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