Clutter Clut"ter, n. [Cf. W. cludair heap, pile, cludeirio to heap.] 1. A confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder; as, the room is in a clutter. [1913 Webster]

He saw what a clutter there was with huge, overgrown pots, pans, and spits. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. Clatter; confused noise. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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