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clam diggers

or clamdiggers

noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
casual pants that end slightly below the knee.
Origin of clam diggers
1850-1855
1850-55, for literal sense
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  • Right sorry were the two little “clam-diggers” to leave the little companion of delightful days, and grandparents.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
  • About nineteen, and the picture of the blonde that sits on the palisades of the Rhine and charms the clam-diggers into the surf.

British Dictionary definitions for clam-diggers

clam-diggers

plural noun
1.
calf-length trousers
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