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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klam]
    • /klæm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klam]
    • /klæm/

Definitions of clammed word

  • noun clammed any of various bivalve mollusks, especially certain edible species. Compare quahog, soft-shell clam. 1
  • noun clammed Informal. a secretive or silent person. 1
  • abbreviation CLAMMED clamminess. 1
  • noun clammed Slang. a dollar or the sum of a dollar: I only made 60 clams a week. 1
  • verb without object clammed to gather or dig clams. 1
  • noun clammed Simple past tense and past participle of clam. 1

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Origin of clammed

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
1585-95; short for clam-shell, i.e., bivalve with a shell that clamps. See clam2, shell

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Parts of speech for Clammed


clammed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

clammed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clammed

verb clammed

  • cut off — If you cut something off, you remove it with a knife or a similar tool.
  • muzzle — the mouth, or end for discharge, of the barrel of a gun, pistol, etc.
  • subdue — to conquer and bring into subjection: Rome subdued Gaul.
  • mute — silent; refraining from speech or utterance.
  • muffle — to wrap with something to deaden or prevent sound: to muffle drums.

Antonyms for clammed

verb clammed

  • permit — to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
  • release — to lease again.
  • allow — If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.
  • let go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.
  • start — to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity.

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