[kloot; Scot. klyt]
- a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc.
- (usually initial capital letter) Often Cloots. Satan; the devil.
Origin of cloot
1715–25; perhaps akin to Dutch klauwtje, equivalent to klauw claw + -tje diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for cloot
Harry and I hae been to gather what was on the outby land, and there's scarce a cloot left.The Black Dwarf
Sir Walter Scott
Let May be oot (out) before you cast a cloot (a piece of clothing).
Miss Cloot opened the window, and stepped out upon the balcony.
"Oh, mother, here's Miss Cloot just getting out of her victoria," said Genevieve.