Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stodge n.

[SE stodge, thick, liquid, viscous mud]

1. heavy, filling, nutritionless food; thus stodgepot n., a container of such food.

[UK]Sl. Dict. 311: stodge is in some places bread and milk.
[UK]E.K. Wood Master Greylands II 44: The soup I make is not a tasteless stodge that you may almost cut with the spoon [...] but a delicious, palatable soup.
[UK] ‘’Arry at the Sea-Side’ in Punch 10 Sept. 111/1: Talk about stodge! / Jest you arsk the old mivvey as caters for me at the crib where I lodge.
[UK] ‘’Arry on the Sincerest Form of Flattery’ in Punch 20 Sept. 144/2: You may chuck a whole Slang Dixionary by chunks in a stodgepot of chat.
[UK]A. Binstead Pitcher in Paradise 55: The Duke accepted the stodge with princely obsequiousness.
[UK]P. Theroux Picture Palace 77: The pair of them fighting most of the time about what we should eat: ‘greens,’ said Frenise, ‘stodge,’ said Miss Dromgoole.

2. food in general.

[UK]Barrère & Leland Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.
[US]Monroe & Northup ‘College Words and Phrases’ in DN II:iii 148: stodge, n. Any kind of mixture.
[US] ‘Word-List From West Brattleboro’ in DN III:vi 455: sto(d)ge, n. An incongruous mixture of foods.
[UK]‘Taffrail’ Sub 72: Cream, jam, mineral waters and all other sorts of ‘stodge’.
[UK]F.C. Bowen Sea Sl. 133: Stodge, food, generally used in the gunroom only.
[UK]M. Marples Public School Sl. 167: Stodge (Rugby), [...] = food – e.g. ‘I’ve got a box of stodge.’.

3. a snack.

[UK]Boy’s Own Paper 24 Aug. 750: The chaps had bought some Tuck and stuff, so that they could have a stodge with the entertainment.

4. heavy, tedious writing or speech.

[UK]T.W.H. Crosland ‘The Beginning’ in Five Notions 39: Thus Eve, our common mother, / By pretty, female tricks, / Helped to bring us, her children, / Into our present fix, / With footle at six shillings, / And stodge at three-and-six.
[US]E. Pound letter 8 Mar. in Paige (1971) 54: Even Cournos, who isn’t exactly modern, met Lippmann and said: ‘You’ve heard of English stodge? Well, there’s one stodge that’s worse. That’s American stodge.’.

5. (Aus.) a cake.

[Aus]N. Keesing Lily on the Dustbin 123: Stodge/sudden death are cakes.