One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorthern English, Scottish
Sticky mud; filth.
mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt, alluvium, dirt, slime, slush, slurryView synonyms
- ‘Now where I come from these types would be called ‘happy as a pig in clarts’.’
Late 17th century (as a verb in the sense ‘smear, plaster’): of unknown origin.
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