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clatch


clatch


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clatch  \Clatch\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  daub  or  smear,  as  with  lime;  to  make  or  finish  in  a 
  slipshod  way  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.