- na.a clumsy or boorish person.The term originally (two hundred-odd years ago) referred to a ploughman or rustic (treading clods of earth in the fields).b.Britisha policeman.Rhyming slang from copper, rather than a simple pejorative.
Contemporary 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