- a clumsy boor; rustic; bumpkin.
- clodhoppers, strong, heavy shoes.
Origin of clodhopper
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1. hick, yokel, lout, hayseed, lummox.
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Examples from the Web for clodhopper
She did not like to think Father a clodhopper; and I am sure he is not.Out in the Forty-Five
Emily Sarah Holt
What if she should think me a clown and a clodhopper, as Tom Tracy does?Gretchen
Mary J. Holmes
The clodhopper had got her, and I had been only toiling in his service!Sheppard Lee, Vol. I (of 2)
Robert Montgomery Bird
You think you are the man of talent and I am the clodhopper.It Is Never Too Late to Mend
His clodhopper of a father sold firewood to the sweet mother of me!The Wolf Cub
- a clumsy person; lout
- (usually plural) a large heavy shoe or boot
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Word Origin and History for clodhopper
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