From clart + -y.
clarty (comparative clartier, superlative clartiest)
- (Britain, Northern England and Scotland dialect) sticky and foul; muddy; filthy; dirty
1846, Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, volume 1, page 252:
- 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.
clarty (comparative mair clarty, superlative maist clarty)
- dirty, messy, sticky, like honey.