clamdigger

noun
clam·​digger

Definition of clamdigger

: pants that reach to mid-calf usually used in plural

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History and Etymology for clamdigger

clam entry 5 + digger; from the fact that one can wear such a garment while wading without getting it wet

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“Clamdigger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clamdigger. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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