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old codger

An affectionate or playfully derisive term for a cantankerous, eccentric old man. My grandpa is such an old codger, but we all love his gruff ways.
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Why a prompt for readers to take advantage of the offer should be construed as a dig is beyond me, but the old codger has an idea to put to the younger (?
JUST three days until that old codger with a superiority complex bellows: ``jockeys; form a line; get back; McCoy, did you hear me; get back, fool; I'm not letting this tape go until all 24 of you morons have formed a straight line; get back; get back I said.
The movie's irreverent, self-aware tone is established immediately in that airplane and in the film's first (of many) preposterous action sequences, a goofily thrilling opening chase scene that surpasses anything that crinkly old codger, James Bond, has been doing lately.
He's particularly sparky when trading verbal punches with fellow old codger Leslie Phillips.
MUCH as I agree with fellow old codger David Horsman (Letters, December 24) on the relative merits of Best Mate and Arkle, and of the latter's mind-boggling performance in the 1965 Gallagher Gold Cup, there is one other steeplechaser who achieved a level of form comparable to Arkle's - his stable companion Flyingbolt.
At first he was like a grouchy old codger but he made me feel so at home.
Since the dad ducked out years ago, there's no reason for the kid to accept the old codger back into the fold except for the fact that there would be no show otherwise.
Someone should give twinkly old codger Leon (above with longsuffering missus, June) a medal or his own series.
Despite first impressions, you'll find yourself caring about the old codger, although the wobbly camerawork might make you reach for the sick-bag before him.
Still, at least the old codger got to sing his latest Christmas song.
OLD codger Engelbert was responsible for the worst performance we've given in Europe until England get there next month.
WE went tramp kicking," says Guy Garvey, limping across the stage, waving his walking stick about like a bitter old codger.
She would have knocked the old codger out long before they reached Melbourne in January.
And once again, Ashley doesn't behave in a vicarly way because his solution is to turf the old codger out of the vicarage.
But it would be wrong for an old codger like me to be scrapping with a mad-keen 22-year-old.