clootie

[kloo-tee; Scot. kly-tee]

Origin of clootie

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Word Origin and History for clootie

Clootie

n.

also Clutie, "the devil," 1785, Scottish, literally "hoofed," from cloot "hoof, division of a hoof," from Old Norse klo "claw" (see claw (n.)).

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