clod-hopper

clodhopper

[klod-hop-er]
noun
1.
a clumsy boor; rustic; bumpkin.
2.
clodhoppers, strong, heavy shoes.

Origin:
1680–90; clod + hopper, modeled on grasshopper


1. hick, yokel, lout, hayseed, lummox.
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clodhopper (ˈklɒdˌhɒpə)
 
n
1.  a clumsy person; lout
2.  (usually plural) a large heavy shoe or boot
 
'clodhopping
 
adj

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clodhopper
c.1690, slang, "one who works on plowed land," from clod + agent noun from hop. Perhaps a play on grasshopper. Sense ext. by 1836 to the shoes worn by such workers.
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clodhopper definition


  1. n.
    a big shoe. : Wipe the mud off those clodhoppers before you come in here.
  2. n.
    a stupid person; a rural oaf. : You don't know it, but that clodhopper is worth about two million bucks.
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