from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Persons collectively who are regarded with contempt; a mob; ragtag and bobtail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. Same as clamjamphrie.

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  • noun Scotland Alternative form of clanjamphry.


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  • 'Miss Gillian, you've clavered as long as is good for Miss White, and here are the whole clanjamfrie waiting in the road for you.

    Beechcroft at Rockstone Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • The clanjamfrie, as Mrs. Halfpenny called it, mustered strong, and

    Beechcroft at Rockstone Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • 'at cam' up, efter the clanjamfrie had taen themsel's aff, an 'fand me lying upo' the hearthstane, I wad hae been deid or noo.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen George MacDonald 1864


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