[ klou-der ]
/ ˈklaʊ dər /


a group or cluster of cats.

Nearby words

  1. cloverleaf,
  2. cloverleaf aerial,
  3. clovis,
  4. clovis i,
  5. clovis point,
  6. clown,
  7. clown anemone,
  8. clown car,
  9. clown white,
  10. clownage

Origin of clowder

1795–1805; variant of dial. clodder clotted mass, noun use of clodder to clot, coagulate, Middle English clothered, clothred (past participle), variant of clotered; compare obsolete clotter to huddle together; see clutter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for clowder


1811, variant of clutter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper