clamjamfry

noun

clam·​jam·​fry
variants or clamjamfrey
klamˈjamfri
or less commonly clanjamfrey
klanˈj-
plural clamjamfrys or clamjamfries or clamjamfreys also clanjamfreys
1
chiefly Scottish : rabble, mob
2
chiefly Scottish : odds and ends, rubbish

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from obsolete clam base, mean + Scots jamph to sneer, scoff + English -ry

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“Clamjamfry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clamjamfry. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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