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Clod-Hopper : Phrases


A rough, unsophisticated countryman.


There's not a great deal to be said about this term. The derivation isn't known, although it could be as a comic allusion to grasshopper. It is first cited in its definition in 'A new dictionary of the terms ancient and modern of the canting crew', 1690:

"Clod-hopper, a Ploughman."

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