Definition of sodger in English:



  • non-standard spelling of soldier, used to represent regional pronunciation
    • ‘Except in certain rural areas, ‘to go for a sodger’, ‘to take the King's shilling ’, had for ordinary people been an act of desperation in a time of unemployment or personal catastrophe.’
    • ‘There's no another sodger like him in the Scotch Brigade.’
    • ‘Instantly the crowd took it up… A distinct melodic outline became more and more prominent, shaping itself around the central theme of the words, Git right, sodger!’