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.

updated on May 28, 2013

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Definitions of clodhopper from WordNet

clodhopper (n.)
a thick and heavy shoe;
Synonyms: brogan / brogue / work shoe
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