- The definition of clutter is a lot of disorganized stuff in one place.
A pile of clothes mixed with toys, photos and books is an example of clutter.
- Clutter is defined as to make things disorganized.
Dumping everything brought home after a trip out in a pile is an example of to clutter.
A bedroom with lots of clutter.
- a number of things scattered in disorder; jumble
Origin of cluttervar. of clatterDialectal clatter
- the interference on a radarscope caused by hills, buildings, etc.
Origin of cluttervariant, variety of clotter ; from clot
- A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble: sorted through the clutter in the attic.
- A confused noise; a clatter.
verbclut·tered, clut·ter·ing, clut·ters
- To fill or spread over in a disorderly manner: Boxes cluttered the garage.
- To make disorderly or hard to use by filling or covering with objects: I cluttered up my desk with old memos.
- To run or move with bustle and confusion.
- To make a clatter.
Origin of clutterProbably from Middle English cloteren, to clot, from clot, lump, from Old English clott.
(third-person singular simple present clutters, present participle cluttering, simple past and past participle cluttered)
- To fill something with clutter.
- To make a confused noise; to bustle.
Compare Welsh cludair (“heap, pile”), cludeirio (“to heap”).