unpleasantly moist, cold, and sticky
Origin of clammyMiddle English ; from clam, viscous, muddy, probably ; from Old English clam, mud, clay: for Indo-European base see clay
- Disagreeably moist, sticky, and cold to the touch: a clammy handshake.
- Damp and unpleasant: clammy weather.
- Uneasy; apprehensive: The ghost town gave us a clammy feeling.
Origin of clammyMiddle English, sticky, probably from clam (from Old English, mud, clay) or from Middle Low German klam, stickiness.