from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The whelk.
  • noun A dialectal form of soldier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Dial. or Slang Variant of soldier.

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  • noun Variant of soldier.


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  • They're shuddered an 'shocked at the cruel an' bloody dades iv war, yet who so quick do they lose their hearts to as the brave butcher-bye iv a sodger?

    CHAPTER 16

  • O?     I gied it till a sodger, a sodger, a sodger,

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • “A sodger, sir?” said the old woman, with a sigh, — “God send ye a better trade!”

    Old Mortality

  • “Na, na,” answered the woman, with hesitation; “but to hear him asked after by a stranger and a sodger, — Gude protect us, what mischief is to come next!”

    Old Mortality

  • “Do you know whom you have got hold of, sodger?” said he.


  • Bunch, and called down Clarence Drum about being such a high-and-mighty sodger.


  • “Good-evening to ye, sodger,” says the fellow, stepping close up to Bagg, and staring him in the face.


  • Could you love a sodger noo, could you lay doon ayont me

    Adam Cameron

  • I could love a sodger noo, and I'll lay doon ayont ye

    Adam Cameron

  • When came the conscript officer and took me for a sodger.

    The Valiant Conscript


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