from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as clan-jamfrie.
  • noun Rubbish; trumpery. Also clam-jamphrie.


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  • The mob or rabble (Scottish).

    July 30, 2007

  • Praise the Lord! My search for a rhyme for hamspamfry is over.

    The Edinbourgeoisie clamjamfry

    Were having themselves a hamspamfry

    When suddenly the Rabbi

    (Confusingly named Rabbie)


    distressingly, the last line of this fine "verse" appears to be lost to posterity. Unless some talented Wordie can manage to reconstruct it

    March 5, 2009

  • Fell into a pot of jam Dumfrie.

    March 5, 2009

  • Cajoled a wee lass to whambamfry.

    March 5, 2009

  • Cavorted a startling handstandfry.

    March 5, 2009

  • Pacified the unwashed with flimflamfry.

    March 5, 2009

  • Trumped the haggis with deep-fried ramlambfry.

    March 5, 2009

  • "Trumped the haggis with deep-fried ramlambfry."

    Not for the first time, the leather-eared one shows signs of mitigating brilliance, nay, genius!

    March 5, 2009