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Origin and Meaning of Dodger

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun dodg"er
  1. One who dodges or evades; one who plays fast and loose, or uses tricky devices.
  2. A small handbill.(U. S)
  3. See Corndodger.
noun Dodg"er
a member of the professional baseball team called the Dodgers. At one time the team was headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, when it was called the Borrooklyn Dodgers, but the franchise was transferred to Los Angeles.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Small oval cake of corn bread baked or fried (chiefly southern)
  2. A shifty deceptive person

dodge +‎ -er.

  1. One who dodges.
  2. (nautical) A frame-supported canvas over the companionway (entrance) of a sailboat providing the on-deck crew partial cover from the splashes of the seas that break against the hull of the boat.

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The Artful Dodger is a crime and pickpocketing.


Fun Facts about the name Dodger

  • How Popular is the name Dodger? Dodger is the 38,538th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dodger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 88 babies born with the first name Dodger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dodger to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dodger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dodger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dodger is Monday, October 22nd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Dodger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dodger was in 2014 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Dodger Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dodger is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Dodger: Your name in reverse order is Regdod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Egrodd. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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