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clod

Syllabification: clod
Pronunciation: /kläd
 
/

Definition of clod in English:

noun

1A lump of earth or clay.
Example sentences
  • The soil was so hard it took Moore three whacks with a pick just to break loose a clod of clay.
  • And some foul-mouthed yobs have been hurling clods of earth at passing craft - with one passenger reportedly struck on the head by a clod.
  • After the land was ploughed, the turned earth would contain large clods of earth that required breaking up.
Synonyms
lump, clump, chunk, hunk
2 informal A stupid person (often used as a general term of abuse).
Example sentences
  • But this is an army of rookies, clods, and dimwits - and the women make short work of their glorious space armada.
  • He is, however, quite impatient with the clods and dullards who do not find the tradition hopelessly retrograde.
  • Except for a scant few, the characters in St. Elmo's Fire are all either weasels, deceptive clods or selfish ninnies.

Origin

late Middle English: variant of clot.

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