Part of speech: noun

A testy or eccentric old man; fellow.

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Usage examples "codger":

  1. Well, what about that codger? - "Pee-wee Harris on the Trail", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.
  2. " So, under all existing circumstances, little girl," he hastened to affirm, " you can hardly blame a crusty old codger of a father for preferring to leave his daughter in the hands of a man whom he positively knows to be good, than in the hands of some casual stranger who, just in a negative way, he merely can't prove isn't good? - "Little Eve Edgarton", Eleanor Hallowell Abbott.
  3. Isn't that why they call me Roger the Codger? - "Hildegarde's Neighbors", Laura E. Richards.