adjective (wormier, wormiest)
- 1(Of organic tissue) infested with or eaten into by worms: the prisoners received wormy vegetablesMore example sentences
- I cut a bit of the wormy thing off and popped it in my mouth.
- Once an old lady had complained about a wormy flounder and he said, "Hey, go fish yourself!"
- In a case, along with a mesh of wormy buckskin, were three little locks of blond hair, held in beaded clasps.
- 1.1(Of wood or a wooden object) full of holes made by woodworm: this room, with its wormy beams and eaved ceiling, is most attractiveMore example sentences
- His paintings inspired a new type of frame made of wormy chestnut wood.
- After eating from wormy, mouldy trenchers, one would get ‘trench mouth.’
- A lot of wormy chestnut was left to rot in the forest or fed into wood stoves to heat homes before it became a prized wood.
- 2 • informal (Of a person) weak, abject, or repulsive: you wormy piece of slime! [in combination]: I remember this tall, wormy-looking kidMore example sentences
- In front of him was a small wormy guy, holding a small gun and glaring.
- He ignored his wormy friend, concentrating again on his hatred for the boy they were spying on.
- Starting her own record label with the money she's gotten in a divorce settlement from her ex-husband Abe, Anna is disparagingly called a ‘housewife’ by her wormy former brother-in-law Ben.
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- The worm never lost his grip on God and with his worminess even had more to grip with.
- Having decided that these ideas represented eternal verities, the theology of that day was shaped to insure the evil, unhappiness, tears and worminess that were man's.
- I have seen the pinnacle of worminess with Jen's video, no need to see anything else.
More definitions of wormyDefinition of wormy in:
- The US English dictionary