clatch

Clatch

Clatch\, n. [Cf. Scot. clatch a slap, the noise caused by the collision of soft bodies; prob. of imitative origin.] (Scot. & Dial. Eng.) 1. A soft or sloppy lump or mass; as, to throw a clatch of mud.

2. Anything put together or made in a careless or slipshod way; hence, a sluttish or slipshod woman.
Webster's Revised

Clatch

Clatch\, v. t. & i. To daub or smear, as with lime; to make or finish in a slipshod way. [Scot.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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