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 ?
It's a good gentlemanly game; and young Vincy is not a clodhopper.
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.
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.
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.
This didn't really concern me until I kept catching my clodhopper toes on the stairs.
By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree--and there will be one.
Clodhopper Clegg slags off the Tory attack on the poor, but he's signed up to spending cuts of PS25billion that will put tens of thousands more on the dole.
We saw the same dogs doing the same things, and I was often astonished to hear a companion say, "That's a stylish dog," when I thought it was a clodhopper.
By virtue of the curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: Let there be a tree-and there will be one.