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clam diggers

or clamdiggers

noun, (used with a plural verb)
casual pants that end slightly below the knee.
Origin of clam diggers
1850-55, for literal sense Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The two clam diggers watched him curiously, but made no attempt to go to his assistance.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt

    Arthur Train

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