- 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 clodhoppers
Fact, too good for the half of the clodhoppers about these parts.The Drone
In the eyes of the Darwesh Khel they are a race of clodhoppers.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir
Sir James McCrone Douie
The Baron died of an attack of gout, a disease unknown to clodhoppers.The Surprises of Life
Was he so weak, then, as to return to the poison that had made him the byword of clodhoppers?The Man Who Rose Again
Only look at the attempts in verse of the common run of clodhoppers.
- a clumsy person; lout
- (usually plural) a large heavy shoe or boot
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Word Origin and History for clodhoppers
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