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Topic: SOIL

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: Middle Low German sode


1 noun
1 [countable] British English informal not polite a very offensive word for someone, especially a man, who you think is stupid or annoying:
Get up, you lazy sod!

be a sod

British English informal not polite to be very difficult to do or deal with:
That door's a sod to open.
3 [countable usually singular] British English informal not polite used to refer to a person:
The poor sod 's wife left him.
You lucky sod!

not give/care a sod

British English spoken not polite to not care at all about something:
I don't give a sod who it is!
5 [uncountable and countable]TASDLG a piece of earth or the layer of earth with grass and roots growing in it
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