from The Century Dictionary.
- Nautical to play the soger or shirk.
- noun A dialectal or colloquial form of
soldier. Also sojer, sodger.
- noun Nautical, a skulk or shirk; one who is always trying to evade his share of work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Dial. or Slang Var. of
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- noun dated A
pooror lazy handon a sailing vessel.
Eye dialectspelling of soldier.
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A "soger" -- one who, so far, had done no work -- relieved him, and he mustered his men, all but two in the engine room, to a council amidships.
The captain called him a "soger," [note 1] and promised to "ride him down as he would the main tack;" and when officers are once determined to "ride a man down," it is a gone case with him.
"soger,"  and promised to "ride him down as he would the main tack;" and when officers are once determined to "ride a man down," it is a gone case with him.
And you have a notion to make a soger of him, they tell me.
They cannot make a soger of you against your will.
I hae freends con-nekit wi 'the auldest clans, and though I'm, in a mainner o' speakin ', i' the tail o 'Doom, as I was i' the tail o 'his faither afore him -- peace wi' him, he was the grand soger!
Wid his big soger coat buttoned up to his t'roat, all weathers he would dare --
And some other folks I know of was so fast to perserve _her_ nootrality, that she came over to Mexico so as to be near bye to do it, but if this court hain't laborin 'under a teckinal error a few Pea-crackers traded off their soger overcotes for white pine ones.
I'll make him a soger if I can, and I'll make him hate the name of
"And now, between ourselves," said the Cornal, leaning over with a show of intimacy and even friendliness, "have you any notion yourself of being a soger?"