Synonyms for dodger

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Old Dodger killed a plug hoss tryin' to beat them to the river.

And one of Nimble's points had stung Dodger like a hornet's sting.

Nimble had been so interested in his own horns that he hadn't looked at Dodger's.

"I've been having fun with Dodger the Deer," Nimble explained.

But for every buffet he repaid Dodger, Dodger gave him another that was heavier than ever.

But the other, whose name was Dodger, was not quite quick enough.

That ere Dodger has such a run of luck that theres no standing again him.

After a short pause, the Dodger reappeared, and whispered Fagin mysteriously.

You should have known the Dodger, my dear; you should have known the Dodger.

Ill come on, replied the Dodger, brushing his hat with the palm of his hand.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "one who dodges," in the literal or figurative (especially underworld) senses of dodge. The U.S. word meaning "corn cake" is recorded from 1831, perhaps a different word (cf. Northern English dialectal dodge "lump, large piece," 1560s).

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