old codger


old codger
/oʊld ˈkɒdʒə/ (say ohld 'kojuh)

noun Colloquial
codger (def. 1).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • codger — cod|ger [ˈkɔdʒə US ˈka:dʒər] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from cadger; CADGE] old codger informal not polite an offensive word for an old man …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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