- clatty or clarty
This means dirtied with mud or just plain dirty: "Don't you dare tramp ma good carpet wi they clatty boots on." "Ye should see the state a his hair: pure clatty-lookin."
A clat is a term used for a person considered dirty: "The wee clat picked a sweetie up aff the grun an et it."
© Michael Munro
Words in The Patter are not all related to aspects of life specific to Glasgow or particularly relevant to local habits - there is no shortage of local terms for everyday things or activities that are universal.
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