- a male given name, form of Clement.
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- (when tr, usually passive) English dialect to be hungry or cause to be hungry
Word Origin for clem
C16: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch, German klemmen to pinch, cramp; compare Old English beclemman to shut in
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