1A lump of earth or clay.
- 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.
2 informal A stupid person (often used as a general term of abuse).
- 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.
Late Middle English: variant of clot.
Words that rhyme with clodbod, cod, god, hod, mod, nod, od, odd, plod, pod, prod, quad, quod, scrod, shod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad
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