Etymology
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codger (n.)

1756, "old man, odd person;" 1796, "mean, miserly man;" probably a variant of cadger "beggar" (see cadge (v.)), which is of unknown origin.

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Definitions of codger

codger (n.)
used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man;
Synonyms: old codger
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