clatch, n. [Cf. Scot. clatch a slap, the noise caused by the collision of soft bodies; prob. of imitative origin.].
A soft or sloppy lump or mass; as, to throw a clatch of mud. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Anything put together or made in a careless or slipshod way; hence, a sluttish or slipshod woman. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]