I. verb Etymology: Middle English clotteren to clot, from clot Date: 1556 intransitive verb chiefly dialect to run in disorder transitive verb to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness <
a room cluttered with toys
— often used with up II. noun Date: 1649 1. a. a crowded or confused mass or collection b. things that clutter a place 2. interfering radar echoes caused by reflection from objects (as on the ground) other than the target 3. chiefly dialect disturbance, hubbub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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