A derogatory term for a person of Jewish heritage, presumably a reference to being burned in ovens in the Holocaust, and perhaps a sly reference to ''corn dodgers,'' that is, baked or fried cornbread pieces.
Winona Ryder (in the January 2011 issue of GQ magazine): Somehow it came up that I was Jewish. (Mel Gibson) said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment.