Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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RODGER, n., v.

I. n. Anything large and ugly of its kind, a big, ugly animal, a big person of rude manners (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 229).

II. v. To beat with violence. Hence rodgeran, vbl.n., a severe beating (Ib.).

[A variant of the prop.n. Roger, used in slang or colloq. Eng. in various senses, a chap, fellow, etc.]

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