clemmed

clemmed
Adj. Hungry. Also spelt 'klempt'. Wigan use. Dialect

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  • clemmed — clem «klehm», verb, clemmed, clem|ming. British Dialect. –v.t. to pinch with hunger, parch with thirst, or benumb with cold. –v.i. to suffer from hunger, thirst, or cold. Also, clam. ╂[origin uncertain. Compare Dutch and German klemmen pinch.] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • clem — I. ˈklem verb (clemmed ; clemmed ; clemming ; clems) Etymology: Middle English clemmen to pinch more at clam transitive verb dialect England …   Useful english dictionary

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  • clem — /klem/, v.t., v.i., clemmed, clemming. Brit. Dial. to starve. [1530 40; akin to ME forclemmed (ptp.) pinched with hunger, OE beclemman to fetter] * * * …   Universalium

  • clammed — Mawdesley Glossary clemmed. Starved for lack of food …   English dialects glossary

  • clemped — adj British starving, hungry. An old term which is a survival of northern dialect (from the Middle English clemmen, meaning to pinch ). Clemmed is still heard occa sionally among older speakers (and, incidentally, in the TV soap opera Coro nation …   Contemporary slang

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