clam diggers

or clam·dig·gers

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for clam-diggers

  • 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

calf-length trousers
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