Sod vs Swod - What's the difference?

sod | swod |

As nouns the difference between sod and swod

is that sod is sodium while swod is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1



  • (uncountable) That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.
  • * Collins
  • She there shall dress a sweeter sod / Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
  • Turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns.
  • The landscapers rolled sod onto the bare earth and made a presentable lawn by nightfall.


  • To cover with sod.
  • He sodded the worn areas twice a year.

    Etymology 2

    From sodomize, by shortening


    (en noun)
  • (British, vulgar) Sodomite; bugger.
  • (British, slang, mildly pejorative, formerly considered vulgar) A person, usually male; (often qualified with an adjective).
  • You mean old sod !
    poor sod
    unlucky sod
    Derived terms
    * Sod’s law


    (en interjection)
  • (UK, vulgar) expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
  • Verb

  • (transitive, British, slang, vulgar) Bugger; sodomize.
  • (transitive, British, slang, vulgar) Damn, curse, confound.
  • Sod''' him!'', '''''Sod''' it!'', '''''Sod that bastard!
    Derived terms
    * sod off

    Etymology 3

    Originally a the past participle ((sodden)).


  • (obsolete) (seethe)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Boiled.
  • *, New York, 2001, p.223:
  • Beer, if it be over-new, or over-stale, over-strong, or not sod ,is most unwholesome, frets, and galls, etc.
  • (Australia, of bread) Sodden; incompletely risen.
  • sod damper


    (en noun)
  • (Australia, colloquial) A damper (bread) which has failed to rise, remaining a flat lump.
  • * 1954 , Tom Ronan, Vision Splendid'', quoted in Tom Burton, ''Words in Your Ear , Wakefield Press (1999), ISBN 1-86254-475-1, page 120:
  • And Mart the cook the shovel took / And swung the damper to and fro. / 'Another sod , so help me God, / That's fourteen in a flamin' row.

    Etymology 4


    (en noun)
  • The rock dove.
  • Anagrams

    * ----




    (en noun)
  • * 1834 , Charles Augustus Davis, Letters of J. Downing (page 35)
  • There was a swod of fine folks, and dreadful handsome galls; and the house was nigh upon chuck full.