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Jammy dodger

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable
John AytoJohn Ayto, Ian CroftonIan Crofton

Jammy dodger. 

A type of small cake with a jam filling. ‘Dodger’ was originally a US term for a hard-baked corncake, but in the early 20th century it came to apply to other kinds of bread and cake. The origin is probably in a dialect word ‘dodge’ meaning ‘piece’, ‘lump’.

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