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wormy

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Pronunciation: /ˈwəːmi
 
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Definition of wormy in English:

adjective (wormier, wormiest)

1(Of organic tissue) infested with or eaten into by worms: the prisoners received wormy vegetables
More 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 attractive
More 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 kid
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  • 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.

Derivatives

worminess

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with wormy

squirmy, thermae

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