n A clumsy, unsophisticated person from the country. There are days when I think we have nothing but clodhoppers in the office. 1820s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.


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  • Clodhopper — Clod hop per, n. A rude, rustic fellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clodhopper — 1690s, slang, one who works on plowed land, from CLOD (Cf. clod) + agent noun from HOP (Cf. hop). Perhaps a play on grasshopper. Sense extended by 1836 to the shoes worn by such workers …   Etymology dictionary

  • clodhopper — bumpkin, hick, yokel, rube, *boor, lout, clown, churl …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clodhopper — ► NOUN informal 1) a large, heavy shoe. 2) a foolish, awkward, or clumsy person …   English terms dictionary

  • clodhopper — [kläd′häp΄ər] n. [ CLOD + HOPPER, ? by assoc. with GRASSHOPPER] 1. a plowman 2. a clumsy, stupid person; lout 3. a coarse, heavy shoe, like a plowman s …   English World dictionary

  • Clodhopper — Things named clodhopper include: Clodhopper candies a type of fudge covered graham wafer. Clodhopper shoes a variety of heavy boots. Clodhopper (band) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an in …   Wikipedia

  • clodhopper — UK [ˈklɒdˌhɒpə(r)] / US [ˈklɑdˌhɑpər] noun [countable] Word forms clodhopper : singular clodhopper plural clodhoppers informal 1) clodhoppers [plural] humorous large heavy shoes 2) old fashioned someone who often accidentally breaks things or… …   English dictionary

  • clodhopper — 1. n. a big shoe. □ Wipe the mud off those clodhoppers before you come in here. □ Look at the clodhoppers she’s wearing! 2. n. a stupid person; a rural oaf. □ Some clodhopper came into town and fell in with the wrong crowd …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • clodhopper — noun Date: 1709 1. a clumsy and uncouth rustic 2. a large heavy work shoe or boot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clodhopper — /klod hop euhr/, n. 1. a clumsy boor; rustic; bumpkin. 2. clodhoppers, strong, heavy shoes. [1680 90; CLOD + HOPPER, modeled on GRASSHOPPER] Syn. 1. hick, yokel, lout, hayseed, lummox. * * * …   Universalium

  • clodhopper — noun a) A strong shoe for heavy duty use, a boot. b) Any kind of shoe …   Wiktionary

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