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artful dodger

One who deftly evades obstacles, pursuers, inconveniences, or other difficulties.

Etymology:

  • From the nickname of a skillful young pickpocket and rascal in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'artful dodger':

artful dodgerA crafty person who commits minor crimes or behaves in a rather unscrupulous manner.
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