Clootie \Cloot"ie\, n. (Scot. & Dial. Eng.) 1. A little hoof. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The Devil. ``Satan, Nick, or Clootie.'' --Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Clootie — the devil, late 18c., Scottish, lit. hoofed, from cloot hoof, from O.N. klo claw (see CLAW (Cf. claw)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Clootie — A clootie or cloot in Scots is a strip or piece of cloth, a rag or item of clothing; it can also refer to fabric used in the patching of clothes or the making of proddy rugs (aka clootie mats ).[1] The saying Ne er cast a cloot til Mey s oot… …   Wikipedia

  • Clootie — noun Etymology: diminutive of cloot Date: 1785 chiefly Scottish used as a name of the devil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clootie — /klooh tee/; Scot. /klyuu tee/, n. Scot. and North Eng. (usually cap.) cloot (def. 2). [CLOOT + IE] * * * …   Universalium

  • clootie — noun A piece of rag …   Wiktionary

  • clootie — cloot·ie …   English syllables

  • clootie — Cloot•ie [[t]ˈklu ti[/t]] n. Chiefly Scot. scot. cloot 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • Clootie —    A Scottish name for the devil …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • clootie — ˈklütē, i noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: diminutive of cloot chiefly Scotland : devil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clootie dumpling — Clootie dumpling. El clootie dumpling es un budín de postre tradicional escocés hecho con harina, pan rallado, fruta seca (en particular pasas), sebo, azúcar y especias, con algo de leche para ligarlos y a veces sirope dorado …   Wikipedia Español

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