cloot
noun Etymology: perhaps akin to Old English *clēat — more at cleat Date: 1725 1. Scottish a cloven hoof 2. plural, capitalized, Scottish Clootie

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  • Cloot — Cloot, n. [Cf. G. dial. kleuzen to split.] (Scot. & Dial. Eng.) 1. One of the divisions of a cleft hoof, as in the ox; also, the whole hoof. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. The Devil; Clootie; usually in the pl. Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloot — cloot; cloot·ie; …   English syllables

  • cloot — [kluːt] wield cloot (colloq.) (AE) [ influence ] [ power ] to have political cloot (he has a great deal of political cloot) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cloot — A Geordie Dictionary A cloth eg a dish cloot, or to clout …   English dialects glossary

  • cloot —    the devil    Literally, one of the divisions of a cloven hoof, a physical characteristic shared by Satan and cattle. Also as clootie:     I hate ye as I hate auld Cloot. (Barr, 1861)     Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie, (ibid.)    Clootie …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • cloot — /klooht/; Scot. /klyuut/, n. Scot. and North Eng. 1. a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc. 2. (usually cap.) Often, Cloots. Satan; the devil. [1715 25; perh. akin to D klauwtje, equiv. to klauw CLAW +… …   Universalium

  • cloot — [[t]klut[/t]] n. Chiefly Scot. 1) scot. a cloven hoof 2) scot. Cloots, the devil • Etymology: 1715–25; perh. akin to D klauwtje=klauw claw+ tje dim. suffix …   From formal English to slang

  • cloot — ˈklüt noun ( s) Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse klōclaw more at claw 1. chiefly Scotland : a cloven hoof 2. usually capitalized, chiefly Scotland : devil usually used in plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cloot|ie — «KLOO tee, kloo », noun. Scottish. a little hoof. Cloot|ie «KLOO tee, kloo », noun. Scottish. the Devil …   Useful english dictionary

  • cloot|ie — «KLOO tee, kloo », noun. Scottish. a little hoof. Cloot|ie «KLOO tee, kloo », noun. Scottish. the Devil …   Useful english dictionary

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