from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A clodpoll; a blockhead.
  • noun A head: used contemptuously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete See clodpoll.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of clodpole.


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  • She should speedily learn the difference between the assistance of a gentleman and that of a clotpoll!

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • September 24th, 2008 at 8: 54 am clotpoll, i was intrigued with TD taking over Commerce.

    New Jersey Real Estate Report

  • September 24th, 2008 at 8: 38 am clotpoll wrote: "By selling garbage at Tiffany prices, these firms will re-capitalize themselves - at our expense - and once again fire up the mechanisms that allow for the creation of debt, with the debt and its adverse consequences separated from the debtor."

    New Jersey Real Estate Report


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  • "Clotpoll is a venerable word for a blockhead or dolt. Clot is allied etymologically to clod, and poll, of course, means the head. That’s why we have political polls, which count heads. And clotpolls trust them."

    – John McIntyre, Baltimore Sun copy-editor extraordinaire, on his blog:

    This is Samuel Johnson's spelling, but the word also appears as clodpoll and clodpole.

    January 3, 2008