[kloot; Scot. klyt]

noun Scot. and North England.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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