clod·​hop·​per | \ ˈkläd-ˌhä-pər How to pronounce clodhopper (audio) \

Definition of clodhopper

1 : a clumsy and uncouth rustic
2 : a large heavy work shoe or boot

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Examples of clodhopper in a Sentence

a stereotypical depiction of clodhoppers visiting the city for the first time I do not want that clodhopper handling my rare antiques!
Recent Examples on the Web Playing the good guy, Charles Bronson projects little charisma, and his unfeeling performance works hand in glove with Winner's clodhopper direction. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Death Wish makes a play for thematic complexity, but it's the same old revenge story," 2 Mar. 2018 Wagon rides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, archery, clodhopper golf, corn maze, pony rides, giant slingshots, horse shoe hill with 80’ underground slide, farm yard play area and petting animals. Luann Gibbs,, "Haunted houses, pumpkin patches, dress-ups Halloween weekend," 26 Oct. 2017 Turns out that this season, despite all of the clodhoppers, the naked shoe made a triumphant return at Jacquemus, Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten, Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, and more. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Ugly Shoes Be Damned: Spring 2018 is the Season for Strappy Stilettos to Shine Again," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of clodhopper

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Clodhopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of clodhopper

: a person from the country who is clumsy or who has bad manners
: a large heavy shoe or boot

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