clem

verb
\ ˈklem \
variants: or clam \ ˈklam How to pronounce clem (audio) \
clemmed or clammed; clemmed or clammed; clemming or clamming; clems or clams

Definition of clem

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

dialectal, England : to cause to suffer from hunger, thirst, or cold : starve

intransitive verb

dialectal, England : to suffer from hunger, thirst, or cold

clem

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of clem (Entry 2 of 2)

slang
: a fight or brawl especially between circus or carnival workers and the local townsfolk

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History and Etymology for clem

Verb

Middle English clemmen to pinch

Noun

origin unknown

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“Clem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clem. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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