One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Your message has been received (used in radio communication)‘‘Roger; we'll be with you in about ten minutes.’’
- ‘‘Lioness 1-1, roger,’ replied Lauren in Lioness 1-1, the leader of the two F - 22s covering the north flank.’
- ‘‘Bay One, roger,’ I said and clicked off the radio.’
- 1.1informal Used to express assent or understanding.‘‘Go light the stove.’ ‘Roger, Mister Bossman,’ Frank replied’
all right, alright, very well, of course, by all means, sure, certainly, absolutely, indeed, affirmative, in the affirmative, agreed, rogerView synonyms
- ‘You go over to him, I'll observe what he'll do, roger?’
- ‘‘Roger, roger,’ Lily replied, just as distant-sounding as ever.’
(of a man) have sexual intercourse with.
Mid 16th century: from the given name Roger. The verb (dating from the early 18th century) is from an obsolete noun sense ‘penis’.
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