clod

play
noun \ˈkläd\

Definition of clod

  1. 1a :  a lump or mass especially of earth or clayb :  soil, earth

  2. 2 :  oaf, dolt

cloddish

play \ˈklä-dish\ adjective

cloddishness

noun

cloddy

play \ˈklä-dē\ adjective

Examples of clod in a Sentence

  1. Her husband's such a clod.

  2. despite his imposing size, he's no simple clod

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Origin and Etymology of clod

Middle English clodde, from Old English clod- (in clodhamer fieldfare)


CLOD Defined for English Language Learners

clod

play
noun

Definition of clod for English Language Learners

  • : a lump of dirt or clay

  • : a person who is stupid and dull


CLOD Defined for Kids

clod

play
noun \ˈkläd\

Definition of clod for Students

  1. 1 :  a lump or mass especially of earth or clay

  2. 2 :  a clumsy or stupid person



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