Muck-worm

muckworm

[muhk-wurm]
noun
1.
(not in technical use) the larva of any of several insects, as the dung beetle, which lives in or beneath manure.
2.
a miser.

Origin:
1590–1600; muck + worm

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muckworm (ˈmʌkˌwɜːm)
 
n
1.  any larva or worm that lives in mud
2.  informal a miser

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