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  • n. A woodworker in the traditional style characterised by the use of hand tools, a pole lathe and use of green timber.
  • n. One who works in a rough and ready, slipshod manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A botcher.
  • n. A peddler; a hawker.

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Examples

  • While discussing the origins of the word bodger the other night, the Poor Sod noticed that I was preparing the Brussels sprouts he'd claimed to like.

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  • August 25th, 2009 5: 28 pm ET madam bodger, please get your head out of the toliet bowl and get some facts will you please. this is all false,. you are un american, those there to protect you by getting statements, you now spit in their faces, how could you. you are an awful awful, dirty person.

    Borger: CIA flap a huge headache for Obama

  • We had a vision of working the woodland using the old-fashioned, traditional tools of the bodger: the shave horse, the pole lathe, a variety of axes and knives.

    Tobias Jones: a retreat of one's own

  • I have a lot of turned wood in the house as the group leader of my local Regia branch is a dedicated bodger wood turner!

    Wooden tableware in early England

  • So, Mr millionaire Broon's a bodger - and so mean and hopelessly impractical that he gives children dangerously faulty electrical toys to play with.

    Gordon Gives Himself a Shock

  • _ Thus the bodgers bear away all, so that the poor artificer and labourer cannot make his provision in the markets, sith they will hardly nowadays sell by the bushel, nor break their measure; and so much the rather for that the buyer will look (as they say) for so much over measure in the bushel as the bodger will do in a quarter.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • Or else they wage one poor man or other to become a bodger, and thereto get him a licence upon some forged surmise, which being done, they will feed him with money to buy for them till he hath filled their lofts, and then, if he can do any good for himself, so it is; if not, they will give him somewhat for his pains at this time, and reserve him for another year.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • ” Thus the bodgers bear away all, so that the poor artificer and labourer cannot make his provision in the markets, sith they will hardly nowadays sell by the bushel, nor break their measure; and so much the rather for that the buyer will look (as they say) for so much over measure in the bushel as the bodger will do in a quarter.

    Of Fairs and Markets. Chapter IV. [1577, Book II., Chapter 2; 1587, Book II., Chapter 18

  • Or else they wage one poor man or other to become a bodger, and thereto get him a license upon some forged surmise, which being done, they will feed him with money to buy for them till he hath filled their lofts, and then, if he can do any good for himself, so it is; if not, they will give him somewhat for his pains at this time, and reserve him for another year.

    Of Fairs and Markets. Chapter IV. [1577, Book II., Chapter 2; 1587, Book II., Chapter 18

  • She's one of those girls who can carry some weight nay bodger and still be a total lash but she just looks so fit and toned lately.

    Irish Blogs

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  • From "C. Musonius Rufus" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010

  • maker of wooden furniture legs.

    July 9, 2008