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clutter

[ kluht-er ]
/ ˈklʌt ər /
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verb (used with object)
to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner: All kinds of papers cluttered the top of his desk.
verb (used without object)
noun
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Origin of clutter

1550–60; variant of clotter (now obsolete), equivalent to clot + -er6

OTHER WORDS FROM clutter

o·ver·clut·ter, verb (used with object)un·clut·ter, verb (used with object)un·clut·tered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clutter

clutter
/ (ˈklʌtə) /

verb
(usually tr often foll by up) to strew or amass (objects) in a disorderly manner
(intr) to move about in a bustling manner
(intr) to chatter or babble
noun
a disordered heap or mass of objects
a state of disorder
unwanted echoes that confuse the observation of signals on a radar screen

Word Origin for clutter

C15 clotter, from clotteren to clot
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