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muckworm

[muhk-wurm] /ˈmʌkˌwɜrm/
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
1590-1600; muck + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for muckworm

muckworm

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