Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLAMERSUM, Clammersome, adj. Addicted to noisy grumbling; “contentious, fractious, discontented, and noisy; continually grumbling or fault-finding. This term, as generally used, implies both clamorous and ill-natured” (Sc. 1887 Jam.6). Known to Abd.2 1940. The form clamour-some is found in n.Eng. dial. with similar meaning (E.D.D.). Bnff. 1940 2 :
Never min' fat Jess says; she was aye a clammersome bein'.

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