Definition of clammy
- cold clammy hands
- clammy air
- the clammy atmosphere of an institution
His hand was cold and clammy.
after a clammy handshake, the two bitter rivals squared off for a no-holds-barred debate
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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