from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disagreeably moist, sticky, and cold to the touch: a clammy handshake.
- adj. Damp and unpleasant: clammy weather.
- adj. Uneasy; apprehensive: The ghost town gave us a clammy feeling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Cold and damp, usually referring to hands or palms.
- adj. The quality of normal skin signs, epidermis that is neither diaphragmatic nor dry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of being viscous or adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; damp and adhesive, as if covered with a cold perspiration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Viscous; adhesive; soft and sticky; glutinous; tenacious.
- Hence Cold and moist with a sticky feel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unpleasantly cool and humid
Middle English, sticky, probably from clam (from Old English, mud, clay) or from Middle Low German klam, stickiness.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)