cloot

noun

1
Scotland : a cloven hoof
2
Cloots plural, Scotland : clootie

Word History

Etymology

perhaps akin to Old English *clēat — more at cleat

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cloot was in 1725

Dictionary Entries Near cloot

Cite this Entry

“Cloot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloot. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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