clodhopper

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clod·hop·per

 (klŏd′hŏp′ər)
n.
1. A clumsy, coarse person; a bumpkin.
2. A big heavy shoe.

clodhopper

(ˈklɒdˌhɒpə)
n
1. a clumsy person; lout
2. (usually plural) a large heavy shoe or boot
ˈclodˌhopping adj

clod•hop•per

(ˈklɒdˌhɒp ər)

n.
1. a clumsy boor; rustic; bumpkin.
2. clodhoppers, strong, heavy shoes.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clodhopper - a thick and heavy shoeclodhopper - a thick and heavy shoe    
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

clodhopper

noun
A clumsy, unsophisticated person:
Translations

clodhopper

[ˈklɒdˌhɒpəʳ] Npatán m

clodhopper

n (inf)
(= person)Trampel nt (inf), → Tollpatsch m
(= shoe)Quadratlatschen m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Surrounded, I suppose, only by clodhoppers, with whom you could not associate.
The distance was little more than six miles, but the road was strange, and I had to keep stopping to inquire my way; hallooing to carters and clodhoppers, and frequently invading the cottages, for there were few abroad that winter's morning; sometimes knocking up the lazy people from their beds, for where so little work was to be done, perhaps so little food and fire to be had, they cared not to curtail their slumbers.
It took an old African soldier to show those clodhoppers.
Oh, a LOT of people WE never heard of before - the shoemaker and horse-doctor and knife-grinder kind, you know - clodhoppers from goodness knows where that never handled a sword or fired a shot in their lives - but the soldiership was in them, though they never had a chance to show it.
She could no more think of this man as a clodhopper, a coarse upstart without manners or imagination.
Half clodhopper, half board-school prig, they can still throw back to a nobler stock, and breed yeomen.
It's a good gentlemanly game; and young Vincy is not a clodhopper.
Also, he was active in 4H and was a member of the Clodhoppers group.
There is a chronic shortage of duffers, no-hopers and clodhoppers with two left feet" - Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz lamenting that there is too much talent in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
Donald Trump's misogyny alone disqualifies him" Former Tory leader Lord (William) Hague "I had to leave home and make that journey 300 miles south to right here in London, with little more than an old guitar, a bag of dreams and a notebook full of songs" Newcastle-born singer Sting recalls the start of his career "There is a chronic shortage of duffers, no-hopers and clodhoppers with two left feet" Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz lamenting that there is too much talent in this year's Strictly Come Dancing "Please excuse my embarrassing dad" Message on a T-shirt worn by TV chef Gordon Ramsay's 14-year-old daughter Tilly
Subject to discussions with Results & analysis START PAGE 90 owners the Clodhoppers, Chris Wall has already mapped out a campaign for his grey mare, whose colour is central to the plan.