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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.


Clatch \Clatch\, v. t. & i. To daub or smear, as with lime; to make or finish in a slipshod way. [Scot.]

Usage examples of "clatch".

They were a group of nondescript sorts, three men and a woman, no ties, a dress, a clatch of drinks in the field before them.

It's universal: you just put your mind in gear, and as long as you don't clatch up, the transmission of standard puns becomes automatic.