Is Clotpole a word?
It is actually spelled “clotpoll” and is a very outdated slang term for idiot or dolt (which makes sense, given the context in which it was used.) It also appears to be a variant of the word “clodpoll.”
What is a Clodpoll?
noun Archaic. a stupid person; blockhead.
What does it mean to call someone a merlin?
Merlin in American English (ˈmɜrlɪn ) noun. Legend. a magician and seer, helper of King Arthur.
What is cozen?
Definition of cozen transitive verb. 1 : to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery. 2 : to gain by cozening someone cozened his supper out of the old couple.
What is a harpy lady?
A harpy is a mean, foul-tempered woman. You might quietly refer to your cranky math teacher as a harpy. The word harpy is a derogatory term for a very unpleasant female person.
What does Berk mean in British?
a stupid person; fool
noun. British slang a stupid person; fool.
What does Merlin mean British?
merlin in British English (ˈmɜːlɪn ) noun. a small falcon, Falco columbarius, that has a dark plumage with a black-barred tail: used in falconry. See also pigeon hawk.
What does clodpole mean?
A dull, stupid person; a dolt. clod′dish adj. clod′dish·ly adv. American Heritage®… Clodpole – definition of clodpole by The Free Dictionary
What is Clodpate?
1. a lump of earth or clay 2. earth, esp when heavy or in hard lumps 3. Also called: clodpole, clod poll or clodpate a dull or stupid person
Where does the word’clatpole’come from?
It comes from ‘clodpoll’. The word ‘clatpole’ is used in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Act 2, scene 1, lines 110 –120. I shall cut out your tongue.
What is the meaning of clod?
Also called: clodpole, clod pollorclodpatea dull or stupid person 4. (Cookery) a cut of beef taken from the shoulder [Old English clod-(occurring in compound words) lump; related to cloud]