Definition of sod noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɒd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɑːd//
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  1. 1(British English, taboo, slang) used to refer to a person, especially a man, that you are annoyed with or think is unpleasant You stupid sod!
  2. 2(British English, taboo, slang) used with an adjective to refer to a person, especially a man The poor old sod got the sack yesterday. You lucky sod! You can use words like man, boy, devil or thing instead.
  3. 3(British English, taboo, slang) a thing that is difficult or causes problems It was a real sod of a job.
  4. 4[usually singular] (formal or literary) a layer of earth with grass growing on it; a piece of this that has been removed under the sod (= in your grave)
  5. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 3 early 19th cent.: abbreviation of sodomite. noun sense 4 late Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sode, of unknown ultimate origin.