Try Our Apps


The saddest words


[fish-wurm] /ˈfɪʃˌwɜrm/
noun, Chiefly New England and Northern and Midland U.S.
an earthworm.
Origin of fishworm
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; fish + worm
Regional variation note
See earthworm. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fishworm
Historical Examples
  • What you got last night, sonny, was for your own sake, but this time it's going to be for Frances'—you fishworm!

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • We have all known him well from boyhood by several names—angleworm, fishworm, earthworm.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fishworm

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fishworm

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fishworm