Etymology
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clodhopper (n.)
1690s, slang, "one who works on plowed land, a rustic," from clod (n.) + agent noun from hop (v.). Compare in a similar sense clod-breaker, clod-crusher; in this word perhaps a play on grasshopper. Sense extended by 1836 to the shoes worn by such workers.
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clumperton (n.)
"clown, clodhopper," 1530s, from clump (n.), probably on model of simpleton.
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