from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an earthworm, a maggot

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A maggot.


From Middle English maddoc, from an unrecorded Old English form corresponding to Old Norse maðkr (whence dialectal English mawk, Danish madike, Swedish mask), originally a diminutive of the Proto-Germanic *maþô (“worm”) (whence Old English maþa), equivalent to made (“maggot”) +‎ -ock. (Wiktionary)



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  • Also: mawk.

    September 25, 2008

  • 1. (obsolete) an earthworm, a maggot

    May 4, 2008