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clambake (plural clambakes)

  1. An informal beach party in which food, usually seafood, is cooked in a pit dug in the sand, filled with hot coals.
  2. (slang, chiefly West Coast US) An instance of smoking (usually marijuana) in an enclosed space.
  3. (slang, vulgar) A meeting of predominantly females.



clambake (not comparable)

  1. (figuratively) Informal, makeshift, sloppy.
    • 2004, New Yorker, 9-16 August
      not in their Ivy privilege or clambake geography


clambake (third-person singular simple present clambakes, present participle clambaking, simple past and past participle clambaked)

  1. (intransitive, slang, chiefly West Coast US) To smoke marijuana in an enclosed space such as a car with the windows up.
    • 1995 October 6, Nicholas Meshes, “My Favorite Story”, in , Usenet[1]:
      When I was 16, I used to clambake with these two friends almost every day on the way to school
    • 1999 November 13, Jozlyn, “clam bake?”, in alt.drugs.pot, Usenet[2]:
      i love's been so long since ive done it though..i remember once my friends and i were clambaking at the forest preserve in the car and this ranger comes along so we roll all the windows down and there was like a huge cloud floating over the car.
    • 2000 April 18, Hardcore, “Re: High”, in alt.drugs.pot, Usenet[3]:
      Its 4:02 pm, but i couldnt wait for 4:20 so im high right now... actuelly, i smoked bout 25 mins ago.... i let my dogg sit in my clambaked room for like 20 mins, now shes scarfing down her food in the kitchen... lol
    • 2000 April 11, Mrs. P, “weirdest feleling ever”, in alt.drugs.pot, Usenet[4]:
      recently i went on a camp out with a bunch o friends and we packed one of the biggest blunts ive ever had. i think it was about 6 grams. this thing was huge. we smoked it between like 4 people, and afterward, when we were all sittin in the clambaked tent, the kid across from me was glowing...
    • 2000 June 27, Vacas Relic, “Re: Symptoms that you are playing too much AC”, in, Usenet[5]:
      I was rolling this huge joint in my car and all of the sudden I hear this tapping noise on the passenger door, It was a drudge ravener, So I let him come on in and we clambaked for 3 hours, man it was great...
    • 2003 April 13, Nike Shinoda Drone, “Re: Favorite and awful commercials - OT”, in, Usenet[6]:
      I've clambaked before, and you'd have to smoke for *hours* to get it that smoky in there.
  2. (transitive, slang, chiefly West Coast US) To enclose something and fill it with smoke by smoking (usually marijuana) inside it.
    We clambaked the car last night!