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1. A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay.
2. Earth or soil.
3. A dull, stupid person; a dolt.

[Middle English, variant of clot, lump; see clot.]

clod′dish adj.
clod′dish·ly adv.
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Adj.1.cloddish - heavy and dull and stupid
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
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