Referring to any extraneous matter, either physical or ideological. First used in describing the portions of a grain that cannot be utilized for any particular purpose, and are thus discarded from the harvest.
Many people allow cruft to gather in the attics and garages of their homes.
by Ry4n October 14, 2006
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1. The dust that gathers underneath a bed, 2. Shoddily constructed or made, 3. Bad code, 4. Accumulated physical or virtual junk.
Jim had to spend several days cleaning up the cruft left behind in the code by the newbie programmer.
by Kyle Adams December 17, 2003
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Using the algorithm for finding the average:

(crap+stuff+sh*t)/3 = cruft

This is the true etymology of the word
That C++ library goes in the "cruft" folder.
by JohnC August 4, 2005
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Unimportant or trivial writings that take up space on servers and consume bandwith, as in a blog.
My friends, to help fulfill my lifetime endeavor to add to the cruft of the World Wide Web, I hereby announce my new blog.
by grunion June 21, 2006
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the all-purpose word. can be used to mean: stuff, junk, mess, dumpster, aluminun can, and bicycle
Man i gotta clean my room. I have too much cruft everywhere!
by Libby February 24, 2004
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Poorly presented and extremely limited programme based on...wait for it....dogs! It is the lowest of the low, a live dog show on BBc2 every mutha fucking year!!! The only thing worse is "One man and his dog" which rather suprisingly also is based around dogs.
"I needed medical resusitation after watching crufts last night,"
by 1234567dfhgsgw....Rob August 12, 2005
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To take a non-existent, yet plausible-sounding word, and give it a definition. Words like telecrastination and cromulent and pretty much everything else on Urban Dictionary are what is called Word Cruft.
Tim: Hey, did you see the latest pictures of Brooke Shields? What a babe-o-rama! I'd definitely like to ramjam her!

Jim: Lay off the word cruft already, Tim.
by Nemephosis August 11, 2011
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