"clout" Definition

  1. or RAG, a cotton pocket-handkerchief.—_Old Cant._ Now “_clouts_” means a woman’s under-clothes, from the waist downwards, _i.e._, petticoats when they are on the person; but the term is extended to mean the whole unworn wardrobe. Probably St. Giles’s satire, having reference to the fact that few women there possess a second gown.
  2. an intentional heavy blow.

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Position in the dictionary: 680 of 4022 slang words.
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