Clemmed



[klem] /klɛm/

verb (used with or without object), clemmed, clemming. British Dialect.
1.
to starve.
/klɛm/
verb clems, clemming, clemmed, clams, clamming, clammed
1.
(when transitive, usually passive) (English, dialect) to be hungry or cause to be hungry

noun

A fight between show people and the local citizenry: It’d start a clem, with me in the middle

verb

To disperse rioting customers at a circus or carnival (1920s+ Circus & carnival)

interjection

A cry used by circus people to rally forces in a fight with townspeople

noun

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