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clodhopper

[klod-hop-er] /ˈklɒdˌhɒp ər/
noun
1.
a clumsy boor; rustic; bumpkin.
2.
clodhoppers, strong, heavy shoes.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; clod + hopper, modeled on grasshopper
Synonyms
1. hick, yokel, lout, hayseed, lummox.
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British Dictionary definitions for clodhoppers

clodhopper

/ˈklɒdˌhɒpə/
noun (informal)
1.
a clumsy person; lout
2.
(usually pl) a large heavy shoe or boot
Derived Forms
clodhopping, adjective
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Word Origin and History for clodhoppers

clodhopper

n.

1690s, slang, "one who works on plowed land, a rustic," from clod (n.) + agent noun from hop (v.). Cf. in a similar sense clod-breaker, clod-crusher; in this word perhaps a play on grasshopper. Sense extended by 1836 to the shoes worn by such workers.

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Slang definitions & phrases for clodhoppers

clodhoppers

noun

Strong, heavy shoes, esp workshoes; boondockers, shitkickers (1830s+)


clodhopper

noun
  1. A farmer; rustic; shitkicker • Originally a plowman (1690+)
  2. An old vehicle, suitable for only short passages; clunker, jalopy (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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