Sod Definition

sŏd
sodded, sodding, sods
noun
sods
A surface layer of earth containing grass plants with their matted roots; turf; sward.
Webster's New World
The ground, especially when covered with grass.
American Heritage
A piece of this layer.
Webster's New World
A sodomite.
Webster's New World
A person; often, specif., one who is objectionable or contemptible.
Webster's New World
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verb
Webster's New World
To cover with sod or sods.
Webster's New World
To damn; curse.
Sod all!
Webster's New World

(UK, slang, vulgar) Bugger; sodomize.

Wiktionary

(obsolete) Simple past tense of seethe.

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interjection

(UK, vulgar) Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.

Wiktionary
adjective
(Australia, of bread) Sodden; incompletely risen.
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idiom
the old sod
  • one's native land
Webster's New World
under the sod
  • dead and buried
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sod off!
  • go away! get lost!
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sod

Noun

Singular:
sod
Plural:
sods

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Sod

Origin of Sod

  • Middle English from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch sode

    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

  • Short for sodomite

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

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