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From clart +‎ -y.

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clarty (comparative clartier, superlative clartiest)

  1. (Britain, Northern England and Scotland dialect) sticky and foul; muddy; filthy; dirty
    1846, Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words[1], volume 1, page 252:
    CLART. To spread, smear, or daub. A flake of snow, when it is large and sticks to the clothes, is called a clart. So we have clarts, mud; clarty, muddy, sticky. Clarty-paps, a dirty sloven of a wife.

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clarty (comparative mair clarty, superlative maist clarty)

  1. dirty, messy, sticky, like honey.