roger

interjection

rog·​er ˈrä-jər How to pronounce roger (audio)
used especially in radio and signaling to indicate that a message has been received and understood
roger transitive verb

Word History

Etymology

from Roger, former communications code word for the letter r

First Known Use

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roger was circa 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Roger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roger. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

roger

interjection
rog·​er ˈräj-ər How to pronounce roger (audio)
used especially in radio and signaling to say that a message has been received and understood

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