Definition of clammy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈklæmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæmi//
(clammier, clammiest)
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damp in an unpleasant way His skin felt cold and clammy. clammy hands Word Originlate Middle English: from dialect clam ‘to be sticky or adhere’, of Germanic origin; related to clay.
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