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Dodger   /dˈɑdʒər/   Listen

A shifty deceptive person.  Synonyms: fox, slyboots.
Small oval cake of corn bread baked or fried (chiefly southern).  Synonyms: corn dab, corn dodger.

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"Dodger" Quotes from Famous Books

... under their veneer of apparent servility was a thing of courage and daring which needed only the right kind of incentive to rouse it. And when roused, it was peculiarly efficient in a secretive, artful-dodger sort of way. It would not stand up before a gun. But it would creep under the mouths of guns on a black night. And Kent was positive his fifty dollars would bring him ...
— The Valley of Silent Men • James Oliver Curwood

... to the trenches is usually marked by what sailors call a "dodger," which is to say, a series of canvas screens. These do not conceal your legs, and if you are exceptionally tall, they may not conceal your head. Your feet don't matter, but if you are wise you duck your head. ...
— Leaves from a Field Note-Book • J. H. Morgan

... confidence in this girl, Telie, though I can scarce tell why. A free road and a round gallop will carry us to our journey's end by nightfall; and, at the worst, we shall have bright starlight to light us on. Be comforted, my cousin. I begin heartily to suspect yon cowardly Dodge, or Dodger, or whatever he calls himself, has been imposed upon by his fears, and that he has actually seen no Indians at all. The springing up of a bush from under his horse's feet, and the starting away of a dozen frighted rabbits, might easily explain his conceit ...
— Nick of the Woods • Robert M. Bird

Words linked to "Dodger" :   slicker, cheater, fox, dodge, draft dodger, cornbread, corn dodger, beguiler, corn dab, deceiver, cheat, slyboots, trickster

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