Definition of maggoty in English:

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maggoty

Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡəti/

adjective

1Full of maggots: maggoty apples
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  • The mushroom man, for instance - who also sold dates, walnuts and the best olives I've ever eaten - treated me better after an epic row over maggoty porcini which secured the refund I was after and also attracted a small approving crowd.
  • A west Wiltshire informant tells me that as a child he was cautioned against picking maggoty blackberries, ‘because the fairies had weed on them.’
  • I wash the dirt carefully off their stems, slice away any maggoty flesh, and cook them in garlic and cream.
2Australian /NZ informal Angry or bad-tempered: Scotty got a bit maggoty about all this
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  • I went & saw him Sunday & he was going very maggoty because he had been shoved on the Permanent Staff.
  • There are menacing hyenas and a maggoty baby (both of which you'll recognize from Exorcist: The Beginning), but these aren't the moments where you feel Schrader is strongest.

Words that rhyme with maggoty

faggoty

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