artful dodger

art|ful dod|ger noun count
someone who is clever and manages to get out of difficult situations and avoid answering questions

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • artful dodger — UK US noun [countable] [singular artful dodger plural artful dodgers] Etymology From the name of an imaginary character who is a pickpocket (=someone who steals money from people’s clothing) in Oliver Twist , a novel by the British writer Char …   Useful english dictionary

  • Artful Dodger — Artful Dodg|er, the a character in the book ↑Oliver Twist by Charles ↑Dickens. The Artful Dodger is a young ↑pickpocket (=someone who steals things from people s pockets) who belongs to a group of thieves led by ↑Fagin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Artful Dodger — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) UK Garage, R B Gründung 1997 Gründungsmitglieder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Artful Dodger — The Artful Dodger is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist . The Dodger, whose real name is Jack Dawkins, is a pickpocket, so called for his skill and cunning in that respect. As a result he has become the leader of the gang of… …   Wikipedia

  • artful dodger — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms artful dodger : singular artful dodger plural artful dodgers someone who is clever and manages to get out of difficult situations and avoid answering questions • Etymology: From the name of an imaginary… …   English dictionary

  • Artful Dodger — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Artful Dodger peut désigner : « Le Renard », un personnage de l œuvre de Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Artful Dodger, un groupe britannique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • artful dodger — Cockney Rhyming Slang Lodger She s taken in an artful to help pay the way …   English dialects glossary

  • Artful Dodger — Synonyms and related words: Casanova, Don Juan, Machiavel, Machiavelli, Machiavellian, Philadelphia lawyer, Yankee horse trader, actor, bamboozler, befuddler, beguiler, charmer, counterfeiter, crafty rascal, deceiver, deluder, dissembler,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Artful Dodger — a character in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. He is a young thief who steals things from people’s pockets, and is one of the group of thieves that Oliver joins. * * * …   Universalium

  • ARTFUL DODGER —    a young thief, an expert in the profession in Dickens Oliver Twist …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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