A pile of clothes mixed with toys, photos and books is an example of clutter.
Sorted through the clutter in the attic.
Dumping everything brought home after a trip out in a pile is an example of to clutter.
Boxes cluttered the garage.
I cluttered up my desk with old memos.
Origin of clutter
- Probably from Middle English cloteren to clot from clot lump from Old English clott
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Compare Welsh cludair (“heap, pile”), cludeirio (“to heap”).