• synonyms

clam diggers

or clam·dig·gers

noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. casual pants that end slightly below the knee.
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Origin of clam diggers

1850–55, for literal sense
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Examples from the Web for clam-diggers

Historical Examples

  • 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


pl n
  1. calf-length trousers
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