from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A clumsy, coarse person; a bumpkin.
  • n. A big heavy shoe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strong shoe for heavy-duty use, a boot.
  • n. Any kind of shoe.
  • n. United States Navy ankle length work shoes, distinct from dress shoes or combat boots.
  • n. A peasant or yokel.
  • n. Clumsiness associated with wearing large shoes or boots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rude, rustic fellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clown; a rustic; a boor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a thick and heavy shoe


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  • In Chiapas, we do not need what you refer to as "nob type insulation" as what we use there for insulation is three foot thick adobe walls that take up more space than your entire living room in that tarpaper shack of yours in Crapola but we must admit that we need propane heaters as we lack your incessant hot air bloviating forth to heat our maison you Alberta clodhopper.

    About Ajijic, food, music, people, and the "social life"

  • The Xoloitxqunitli to whom you refer is known around these parts as The Princess and she is way too elegant and beautiful to be living with an obese southern clodhopper such as Dawg who should have never been allowed to cross the Butler County, Alabama line on his way to Mexico via San Francisco but that´s another story.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • Jon Walters is a clodhopper, so he could probably fit in well in the Paraguay midfield.47 min: Barreto over-hits a free-kick from the left.

    Copa América 2011: Paraguay v Venezuela – as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

  • Frol danced with every clodhopper who asked, while Alobar munched sausages and black puddings and played at dice and cards.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Within that year, Ace had gone from a clumsy clodhopper to a large Labrador who liked to tackle Marky.


  • It is but standing a laugh or two, and hearing a gay fellow say, D — — me, Jack, are you turned clodhopper at last? — that is the worst.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • They will not deny that this boy is of revolting appearance, that his body is rotten through and through with disease, that he is liable to fits, and is a barbarian and a clodhopper.

    The Defense

  • She told rather queer anecdotes of her relations in the days of her childhood, spoke of herself as quite as much of a clodhopper as Natalya Kirilovna Narishkin.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • When a barbarian insults me, I take it as a foul word from a clodhopper, which does not hurt me, but may damage his own self-respect, if he cherishes such an illusion.


  • ‘Nephew Jack,’ he cried, looking at me when I was thinking what to say, and finding only emptiness, ‘you are a heavy lout, sir; a bumpkin, a clodhopper; and I shall leave you nothing, unless it be my boots to grease.’

    Lorna Doone


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  • A plowman, especially a hired hand on a farm, according to NPR's Says You.

    November 8, 2014

  • cf. shitkicker

    March 31, 2014

  • I heard this word used in Bucks County, PA for exceptionally roughed or ugly large work shoes, sometimes because they were covered in manure or mud. As a result, the word had pejorative connotations.

    March 30, 2014

  • Somewhere she gives birth to a pauper

    Each minute, a new future clodhopper.

    There is nothing surer:

    The world will grow poorer

    Till we find that woman and stop her.

    March 11, 2014

  • A clumsy, awkward fellow

    December 16, 2008

  • There were collected eight or ten clodhoppers, all friends and neighbours, assembled on the green for the purpose of honouring my arrival...

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 10 ch. 3

    October 8, 2008