clambake

[ klam-beyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF clambake

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLAMBAKE

"That's one way to keep cool at a clambake," grinned the man in gray.

That name was on the stone before I joined you at the clambake.

"Oh, yes, your dolls can come to the clambake," agreed Bunny.

There ought to be a public meeting about this, and resolutions, and perhaps a clambake.

I remember I wanted very much to dress in white for the clambake, some weeks after that, but you wouldn't allow it.

There was to be a grand excursion and clambake at Setuckit Beach and all hands was going—four catboats full.

One of these was an Indian clambake, neatly paved and piled with ashes and unopened clam shells.

At eleven o'clock we had the clambake with beer in the kitchen, and Mr. von Inwald came, after all.

I'm going to dig clams and catch crabs, and we'll have a clambake on shore, Sue.

Not to know the delights of a clambake, not to love chowder, to be ignorant of lobscouse!

WORD ORIGIN

1835, American English, from clam (n.) + bake (n.). By 1937 in jazz slang transferred to "an enjoyable time generally," especially "jam session."

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