Informal A somewhat eccentric man, especially an old one.(noun)
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Use "codger" in a sentence
"The so-called codger representing besieged law and order is Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, played by Tommy Lee Jones with the kind of wit and assurance that reveals a master actor at the top of his game."
"He grinned, too, did Jacko, with an intensity and frequency that induced the sailors at first to call him a clever dog, in the belief that his perception of the ludicrous was very strong indeed; but as his grins were observed to occur quite as frequently at the pathetic and the grave as at the comical parts of the stories, they changed their minds, and said he was a "codger" -- in which remark they were undoubtedly safe, seeing that it committed them to nothing very specific."
"For reasons I can't quite fathom, in most of these movies the codger is a magician, an obvious example being the Dumbledore / Harry connection in the newest frachise entry ""