Sod meaning

sŏd
Sod is the Earth's surface with grass and roots.

A section of dirt and grass you buy to lay down around your house in order to create a lawn is an example of sod.

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(obsolete) Simple past tense of seethe.
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The ground, especially when covered with grass.
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To cover with sod.
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A sodomite.
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A person regarded as obnoxious or contemptible.
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A fellow; a guy.
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To damn.
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A surface layer of earth containing grass plants with their matted roots; turf; sward.
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A piece of this layer.
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To cover with sod or sods.
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A sodomite.
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A person; often, specif., one who is objectionable or contemptible.
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To damn; curse.

Sod all!

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(uncountable) That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.
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Turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns.

The landscapers rolled sod onto the bare earth and made a presentable lawn by nightfall.

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To cover with sod.

He sodded the worn areas twice a year.

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(UK, vulgar) Sodomite; bugger.
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(UK, slang, mildly pejorative, formerly considered vulgar) A person, usually male; often qualified with an adjective.

You mean old sod!

Poor sod.

Unlucky sod.

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(UK, vulgar) Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
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(UK, slang, vulgar) Bugger; sodomize.
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(UK, slang, vulgar) Damn, curse, confound.

Sod him!, Sod it!, Sod that bastard!

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(Australia, of bread) Sodden; incompletely risen.
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(Australia, colloquial) A damper (bread) which has failed to rise, remaining a flat lump.
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The rock dove.
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A section of grass-covered surface soil held together by matted roots; turf.
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the old sod
  • One's native land.
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under the sod
  • Dead and buried.
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sod off!
  • Go away! get lost!.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the old sod
under the sod

Origin of sod

  • Middle English from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch sode

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for sodomite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Originally a back-formation from the past participle (sodden).

    From Wiktionary

  • From sodomize, by shortening

    From Wiktionary