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wormy

[wur-mee] /ˈwɜr mi/
adjective, wormier, wormiest.
1.
containing a worm or worms; contaminated with worms.
2.
damaged or bored into by worms; worm-eaten.
3.
wormlike; groveling; low.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see worm, -y1
Related forms
worminess, noun
unworminess, noun
unwormy, adjective
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Examples for wormy
  • For much of our evolutionary history, humans have played host to an array of wormy guests.
  • Shown here, as you can see, the article refers to a picture of a big blue wormy-thingy floating in space.
  • Back is a dark olivegreen with light wavy or wormy markings.
  • wormy, decayed or damaged fruit should be discarded if the damaged sections cannot be removed.
British Dictionary definitions for wormy

wormy

/ˈwɜːmɪ/
adjective wormier, wormiest
1.
worm-infested or worm-eaten
2.
resembling a worm in appearance, ways, or condition
3.
(of wood) having irregular small tunnels bored into it and tracked over its surface, made either by worms or artificially
4.
low or grovelling
Derived Forms
worminess, noun
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