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What is clam slang for?

Last Updated: 4th June, 2021

A clam is a soft-bodied edible shellfish with two connected shells. Informally, a very silent and secretive person can be called a clam. As a slang term in the US, a clam is a dollar, though this is now a bit dated. As a verb, mainly used in US English, to clam means 'to dig for or gather clams. '

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In this manner, what does the slang word clam mean?

Verb Phrases clam up, Slang. to refuse to talk or reply; refrain from talking or divulging information: The teacher asked who had thrown the eraser, but the class clammed up.

Furthermore, are clams slang for money? The word clam is slang for dollar bill.

Also asked, what's another word for clams?

soft-shell clam, hard-shell clam, quahog, long-neck clam, quahaug, round clam, steamer, steamer clam.

What is a clam in music?

Dear Word Detective: In musicians' parlance, especially trumpet players, the word “clam” is used to refer to a missed note. A “clambake” is used to refer to a concert, piece, or part of a work with a LOT of wrong notes.

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