- a person who dodges.
- a shifty person, especially one who persistently evades a responsibility, as specified: tax dodger; draft dodger.
- a leafhopper.
- a small handbill; throwaway.
- Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. corn dodger.
- Nautical. a shield, as of canvas, erected on a flying bridge to protect persons on watch from wind, flying spray, etc.
- Australian. a large slice, lump, or portion of food, especially of bread.
- a person who evades or shirks
- a shifty dishonest person
- a canvas shelter, mounted on a ship’s bridge or over the companionway of a sailing yacht to protect the helmsman from bad weather
- archaic, US and Australian a handbill
- Australian informal food, esp bread
1560s, “one who dodges,” in the literal or figurative (especially underworld) senses of dodge. The U.S. word meaning “corn cake” is recorded from 1831, perhaps a different word (cf. Northern English dialectal dodge “lump, large piece,” 1560s).