Is this AE? LEO has it marked as such, Dictionary: stodge
, but I've never heard it and it's not listed in my AHD, or the online OALD or CALD. Webster's
has an entry for it, but marks it as BE.InfoPlease
gives a Random House entry which lists both the nominal and verbal forms, but it doesn't mark them as either AE or BE.
—v., stodged, stodg•ing,
—v.t. to stuff full, esp. with food or drink; gorge.
—v.i. to trudge: to stodge along through the mire.
—n. food that is particularly filling.
A quick internet shows hits on .uk sites with the same general meaning, though in the nominal form, such as
"Students flock to stodge shop"
From Oxford City Life
"From soggy stodge to Michelin star - a food revolution sweeps Europe"
From The Guardian
There are some hits for the verb, though not many, such as this one from an article about a Scottish beverage, Irn Bru, from the Independent News
"It's a great hangover cure," he said. "We love to stodge
ourselves up with lots of junk and the sugary stuff sticks to the ribs the best."
Can anyone check the OED?
Does you know or use this word? If so, what variety of English do you speak?