dodg·​er ˈdä-jər How to pronounce dodger (audio)
: one that dodges
especially : one who uses tricky devices
: a small leaflet : circular
: a usually canvas screen on a boat or ship that provides protection from spray

Examples of dodger in a Sentence

one of the most artful dodgers in the annals of American crime
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Word History

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dodger was in 1568

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Cite this Entry

“Dodger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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