• WordNet 3.6
    • n plodder someone who moves slowly "in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"
    • n plodder someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
    • n plodder someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plodder One who plods; a drudge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plodder One who trudges or wanders about; a “moss-trooper.”
    • n plodder One who plods; a drudge; a dull, laborious person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Plodder one who plods on: a dull, heavy, laborious man
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  • Clarence Linder
    Clarence Linder
    “I'm afraid we have become a nation of plodders, who feel that all problems can be found in books and that the answers are on a certain page.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. 'to wade through pools,' from Ir. plod, a pool.


In literature:

He was a quiet fellow, a plodder at his work, and without great ambitions.
"Nancy McVeigh of the Monk Road" by R. Henry Mainer
When I remember that these poor plodders have never had a chance, I relent and feel so sorry and so hopeless.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
And she passed examinations without effort under circumstances where plodders would have courted disaster.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
The day of the steady plodder is past; it's all hustle, even in medicine.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
For he was, in his own eyes, a humble plodder, not in the swim at all.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
He makes money, Mrs. Planter, too fast to bother with an old plodder like me.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
He is one of those sly, slaving plodders, without a touch of ability.
"The Call of the Town" by John Alexander Hammerton
They were plodders and not really in our class.
"The Tent Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
But after all he's only a plodder.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
Still, he was more than a plodder.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard

In news:

It's hardly that Haydn was a plodder who responds to plodding interprtetations.
The Reverend William Thornton who blogs on Southern Baptist Convention issues under the title SBC Plodder is the man.