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Charles. 1852--1938, British dog breeder, who organized the first (1886) of the annual dog shows known as Cruft's
(back-formation from "crufty") Anything unpleasant
that accumulates over time. Also used as a verb, as in cruft together
, hand cruft
cruftProgramming code that is redundant or poorly written. It may also refer to collections of old hardware parts that are obsolete. The term's derivation is unknown, but some think it came from Harvard University's Cruft Laboratory, where discarded equipment had been seen lying around for years.