Meaning of devil dodger in English:

devil dodger

Pronunciation /ˈdɛvl ˌdɒdʒə/


slang, humorous, derogatory, rare, historical
  • 1An extremely devout or sanctimonious person, especially a preacher.

  • 2A person who attends services of more than one Christian denomination, especially the Church of England and either a Nonconformist church or the Roman Catholic Church.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Lackington (1746–1815), bookseller and publisher. From devil + dodger.