clodhopper

  • 1 Clodhopper — Clod hop per, n. A rude, rustic fellow. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 clodhopper — 1690s, slang, one who works on plowed land, from CLOD (Cf. clod) + agent noun from HOP (Cf. hop). Perhaps a play on grasshopper. Sense extended by 1836 to the shoes worn by such workers …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 clodhopper — bumpkin, hick, yokel, rube, *boor, lout, clown, churl …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 clodhopper — ► NOUN informal 1) a large, heavy shoe. 2) a foolish, awkward, or clumsy person …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 clodhopper — [kläd′häp΄ər] n. [ CLOD + HOPPER, ? by assoc. with GRASSHOPPER] 1. a plowman 2. a clumsy, stupid person; lout 3. a coarse, heavy shoe, like a plowman s …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Clodhopper — Things named clodhopper include: Clodhopper candies a type of fudge covered graham wafer. Clodhopper shoes a variety of heavy boots. Clodhopper (band) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an in …

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  • 7 clodhopper — UK [ˈklɒdˌhɒpə(r)] / US [ˈklɑdˌhɑpər] noun [countable] Word forms clodhopper : singular clodhopper plural clodhoppers informal 1) clodhoppers [plural] humorous large heavy shoes 2) old fashioned someone who often accidentally breaks things or… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 clodhopper — 1. n. a big shoe. □ Wipe the mud off those clodhoppers before you come in here. □ Look at the clodhoppers she’s wearing! 2. n. a stupid person; a rural oaf. □ Some clodhopper came into town and fell in with the wrong crowd …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 9 clodhopper — noun Date: 1709 1. a clumsy and uncouth rustic 2. a large heavy work shoe or boot …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 clodhopper — /klod hop euhr/, n. 1. a clumsy boor; rustic; bumpkin. 2. clodhoppers, strong, heavy shoes. [1680 90; CLOD + HOPPER, modeled on GRASSHOPPER] Syn. 1. hick, yokel, lout, hayseed, lummox. * * * …

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  • 11 clodhopper — noun a) A strong shoe for heavy duty use, a boot. b) Any kind of shoe …

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  • 12 Clodhopper — 1. country bumpkin or rustic boor; 2. pl large, ungainly boots (17th C. British slang) …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 13 clodhopper — Australian Slang 1. country bumpkin or rustic boor; 2. pl large, ungainly boots (17th C. British slang) …

    English dialects glossary

  • 14 clodhopper — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rustic, hick, yokel; see boor , fool 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. hick, yokel, bumpkin, hayseed, rustic, farmer, hillbilly, *cider squeezer. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A clumsy, unsophisticated person: bumpkin …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 clodhopper — clod|hop|per [ˈklɔdˌhɔpə US ˈkla:dˌha:pər] n 1.) clodhoppers [plural] a pair of heavy strong shoes used humorously 2.) BrE informal someone who is awkward and rough …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 clodhopper — clod|hop|per [ klad,hapər ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) clodhoppers plural HUMOROUS large heavy shoes 2. ) OLD FASHIONED someone who often breaks things or knocks things over …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 clodhopper — n A clumsy, unsophisticated person from the country. There are days when I think we have nothing but clodhoppers in the office. 1820s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 18 clodhopper — n a. a clumsy or boorish person. The term originally (two hundred odd years ago) referred to a ploughman or rustic (treading clods of earth in the fields). b. British a policeman. Rhyming slang from copper, rather than a simple pejorative …

    Contemporary slang

  • 19 clodhopper — n. ploughman; clumsy person …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 clodhopper — noun informal 1》 a large, heavy shoe. 2》 a foolish, awkward, or clumsy person. Derivatives clodhopping adjective …

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