adjective, clam·mi·er, clam·mi·est.
Origin of clammy
Examples from the Web for clammy
Beads of sweat now covered his forehead, and his arms and legs were clammy.
We do not need to revisit the clammy atelier of science class.
Until the threshold of 270 was crossed, the stillness of the clammy night continued to hang over the city.
Shiverin' yet she is; 'deed the mornin's clammy cold; there's naw love in thet.
He closed the door and crept into bed, the clammy cotton sheets of which were warm against his flesh.
Especially have ye to keep quiet just after death has laid her clammy hand upon the body.Death--and After?|Annie Besant
One open palm, extended to ease his fall, fell upon the upturned features of a cold and clammy face.The Oakdale Affair|Edgar Rice Burroughs
He clapped Kurt on the shoulder, ignoring the damp gray grimy feeling of the clammy T-shirt under his palm.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for clammy
adjective -mier or -miest
Word Origin for clammy
Word Origin and History for clammy
"soft and sticky," late 14c., probably from Middle English clam "viscous, sticky, muddy" (mid-14c.), from Old English clæm "mud, sticky clay," from Proto-Germanic *klaimaz "clay" (cf. Flemish klammig, Low German klamig "sticky, damp," Old English clæman "to smear, plaster;" cf. clay). With -y (2). Related: Clammily; clamminess.