Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The devil; literally, he of the cloven hoofs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Scot. & Dial. Eng.) A little hoof.
  • noun The Devil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Scotland A piece of rag

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Through bog and brake, over moor and mountain, they hurried on with their prisoner, who, dooming them all to "clootie" and his imps, and commending himself to Michael, Mary, and a number of his especial patrons in the Romish calendar, was urged forward with more than their usual speed.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • That Morag may fancy herself at the clootie dumplings and broth and such, but she's a lot to learn afore she can dress a fish properly, or put a dinner on when they've company.

    Rose cottage

  • That Morag may fancy herself at the clootie dumplings and broth and such, but she's a lot to learn afore she can dress a fish properly, or put a dinner on when they've company.

    Rose cottage

  • Dessert consisted of trays of home-made shortbread or pumpkin and sultana cake or clootie dumpling being brought out and accompanied with Scotch whisky, on ice of course.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Dessert consisted of trays of home-made shortbread or pumpkin and sultana cake or clootie dumpling being brought out and accompanied with Scotch whisky, on ice of course.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Fried clootie dumpling with bacon and eggs was another favourite.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Desserts were served - lemon curd cake, an apple jam crumble, clootie dumpling with hot custard, ice-cream in cones for the children.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • Desserts were served - lemon curd cake, an apple jam crumble, clootie dumpling with hot custard, ice-cream in cones for the children.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Dessert consisted of trays of home-made shortbread or pumpkin and sultana cake or clootie dumpling being brought out and accompanied with Scotch whisky, on ice of course.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Fried clootie dumpling with bacon and eggs was another favourite.

    What I cooked last night.

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