Definition of clodpole in English:



dated, informal
  • A foolish, awkward, or clumsy person.

    • ‘‘Come,’ thought I, ‘it's quite time, after that, for the honour of the academy, to beat a retreat, or we shall be beaten hollow by this heavy-shod clodpole.’’
    • ‘The doors are then thrown open, and the lucky clodpole receives the titbit as his recompense.’
    • ‘But at least it had the effect of compelling the clodpoles who run world cricket to snap out of their dream world.’
    • ‘Snug was "a most gentle" impersonation of the country clodpole.’
    • ‘Hayseeds, hicks and clodpoles were assumed to be the only ones who really wanted or needed the loud, scary and icky things.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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