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

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 Still, the Rubicon 392 is a royal handful, a bellowing musclebound clodhopper on 33-inch tires. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 28 May 2021 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, 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,, 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, 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of clodhopper

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of clodhopper was in 1709

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“Clodhopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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