clammy


clam·my

adjective \ˈkla-mē\

: unpleasantly wet and cold

clam·mi·erclam·mi·est

Full Definition of CLAMMY

1
:  being damp, soft, sticky, and usually cool <cold clammy hands> <clammy air>
2
:  lacking normal human warmth <the clammy atmosphere of an institution>
clam·mi·ly \ˈkla-mə-lē\ adverb
clam·mi·ness \ˈkla-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of CLAMMY

  1. His hand was cold and clammy.
  2. <after a clammy handshake, the two bitter rivals squared off for a no-holds-barred debate>

Origin of CLAMMY

Middle English, probably from clammen to smear, stick, from Old English clǣman; akin to Old English clǣg clay
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CLAMMY

clam·my

adjective \ˈklam-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
clam·mi·erclam·mi·est

Medical Definition of CLAMMY

: being moist and sticky <a patient in shock may be cold and clammyEmergency Medicine> <clammy sweating>

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