美国军事俚语，来自 received 的首字母 R,后为便于认知用 roger 代替。
- masc. proper name, from Old French Rogier, from Old High German Hrotger, literally "famous with the spear," from hruod- "fame, glory" + ger "spear" (see gar (n.)). As a generic name for "a person," attested from 1630s. Slang meaning "penis" was popular c. 1650-c. 1870; hence the slang verb sense of "to copulate with (a woman)," attested from 1711.
The use of the word in radio communication to mean "yes, I understand" is attested from 1941, from the U.S. military phonetic alphabet word for the letter -R-, in this case an abbreviation for "received." Said to have been used by the R.A.F. since 1938. The Jolly Roger pirate flag is first attested 1723, of unknown origin; jolly here has its otherwise obsolete Middle English sense "high-hearted, gallant." Roger de Coverley, once a favorite English country dance, is so called from 1685, in reference to Addison's character in the "Spectator." French roger-bontemps "jovial, carefree man," is attested there from 15c.
- 1. Give Roger another pint, Imogen, and I'll have the same again.
- 2. Roger Neuberg writes in a simple and understandable way.
- 3. Ivan Lendl coasted to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Roger Rasheed.
- 4. Roger Kingdom set the world record of 12.92 seconds.
- 5. In 1952 she wed film director Roger Vadim.
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