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Hodge

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A generic name for a farm-labourer or peasant. (Said to be an abbreviated form of Roger, as Hob is of Rob or Robin.)

“Promises held out in order to gain the votes of the agricultural labourers; promises given simply to obtain the vote of ‘Hodge,ʹ who will soon find out that his vote was all that was wanted.”—Newspaper paragraph, Dec., 1885.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hock Cart
Hock-day or Hock Tuesday
Hockey
Hocking
Hockley-i-the-Hole
Hocus Pocus
Hocussed
Hodeken
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Hodge-podge
Hodur
Hog
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Hogs-Norton
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Hogen Mogen
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