clod

[klod]
noun
1.
a lump or mass, especially of earth or clay.
2.
a stupid person; blockhead; dolt.
3.
earth; soil.
4.
something of lesser dignity or value, as the body as contrasted with the soul: this corporeal clod.
5.
a part of a shoulder of beef.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English clodde, Old English clod- (in clodhamer fieldfare); see cloud

cloddily, adverb
cloddiness, noun
clodlike, adjective
cloddy, adjective


2. boor, yokel, lout, oaf, dunce.
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clod (klɒd)
 
n
1.  a lump of earth or clay
2.  earth, esp when heavy or in hard lumps
3.  clodpole, clod poll, Also called: clodpate a dull or stupid person
4.  a cut of beef taken from the shoulder
 
[Old English clod- (occurring in compound words) lump; related to cloud]
 
'cloddy
 
adj
 
'cloddish
 
adj
 
'cloddishly
 
adv
 
'cloddishness
 
n

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clod
O.E. clod- (in clod-hamer "field-goer"), from P.Gmc. *kludda-, from PIE *g(e)leu, from base *gel- "to make round." Synonymous with clot until 18c.
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If they ask where else you applied, they are being clods, who do not know how to do the dance.
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