Informal an elderly fellow, sometimes one who is eccentric: a term used in good humor
Origin of codgerprobably variant, variety of cadger
A somewhat eccentric man, especially an old one.
Origin of codgerPerhaps alteration of obsolete cadger, peddler; see cadge.
- Possibly derived from the term cadger.
- Possible abbreviation of coffin dodger, but this is likely to be a folk etymology.