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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)ti
- (Britain, Northern England and Scotland dialect) Sticky and foul; dirty, filthy, muddy.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:unclean
- [1846, James Orchard Halliwell, “CLART”, in A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century. [...] In Two Volumes, volume I (A–I), London: John Russell Smith, […], OCLC 1008510154, page 252, column 1:
- CLART. To spread, smear, or daub. A flake of snow, when it is large and sticks to the clothes, is called a clart. So we have clarts, mud; clarty, muddy, sticky. Clarty-paps, a dirty sloven of a wife.]