verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of clutter
Examples from the Web for clutter
Magazines are the only thing in my apartment that qualify as clutter.
Using the above apps can cut out the clutter, get you the best deals right away, and streamline your travels.
Picking real targets from false targets and clutter is still down to operators.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The real, true, unguarded details tend to cut through the clutter.
The problem with thinning out this clutter lies in the fact that any American citizen 35 or older can be president.
Proving conclusively that clutter, as to dress, is entirely a matter of value.Long Live the King|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Coffee splashed over the rim of his cup onto the clutter of papers.The Plague|Teddy Keller
As he remembered it, the room, though of good size and comfortable enough, had been a clutter of purely masculine belongings.Shoe-Bar Stratton|Joseph Bushnell Ames
There was a clutter of odds and ends of cargo that had been spilled from an upset surfboat the day before.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Small wonder in such a clutter that the rooms frequently had other tenantry than the human occupants.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony|George Francis Dow
Word Origin for clutter
1550s, "to collect in heaps," variant of clotern "to form clots, to heap on" (c.1400); related to clot (n.). Sense of "to litter" is first recorded 1660s. Related: Cluttered; cluttering.
1570s, "things lying in heaps or confusion," from clutter (v.); the "litter" sense is from 1660s.