Examples of clod in a Sentence
Her husband's such a clod.
despite his imposing size, he's no simple clod
Recent Examples of clod from the Web
Jeering students ended up pelting Rockwell with eggs and dirt clods.
Dave Barry used to say that the difference between men and women is that women can see actual molecules of dirt, whereas men can’t see it even when it’s coalesced into clods.
But for those poor clods who mistake them for real news, Onion stories often have a bitter tang.
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Origin and Etymology of clod
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsoaf, clodhopper, gawk, hulk, lout, lubber, lug, lump, Neanderthal, palooka
Related Wordschump, loser, schlemiel (also shlemiel), turkey; slouch; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, blunderer, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, galoot [slang], gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simp, simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo; anthropoid, ape, beast, boor, brute, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, louse, skunk, snake, stinker, tyke (also tike) [chiefly British], villain; booby, fool, goose, loony (also looney), lunatic, madman, nut; featherbrain, scatterbrain; rascal, rogue, scamp
Near Antonymsbrain, brainiac, egghead, genius, intellectual, sage, thinker, whiz, wizard
CLOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clod for English Language Learners
: a lump of dirt or clay
: a person who is stupid and dull
CLOD Defined for Kids
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