clambake


noun

  1. a picnic or social gathering at the seashore at which clams and other seafood are baked, sometimes with corn and other items, traditionally on hot stones under a covering of seaweed.
  2. Informal. any social gathering, especially a very noisy one.

noun US and Canadian

  1. a picnic, often by the sea, at which clams, etc, are baked
  2. an informal party
n.

1835, American English, from clam (n.) + bake (n.). By 1937 in jazz slang transferred to “an enjoyable time generally,” especially “jam session.”

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