dodger

noun dodg·er \ ˈdä-jər \

Definition of dodger

1 : one that dodges; especially : one who uses tricky devices
2 : a small leaflet : circular
4 : a usually canvas screen on a boat or ship that provides protection from spray

Examples of dodger in a Sentence

  1. one of the most artful dodgers in the annals of American crime

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First Known Use of dodger

1568



DODGER Defined for English Language Learners

dodger

noun

Definition of dodger for English Language Learners

  • : a person who avoids doing something by being dishonest



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