angleworm

[ ang-guh l-wurm ]
/ ˈæŋ gəlˌwɜrm /

noun Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.

an earthworm, as used for bait in angling.

Origin of angleworm

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; angle2 + worm

Regional variation note

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British Dictionary definitions for angleworm

angleworm

/ (ˈæŋɡəlˌwɜːm) /

noun

an earthworm used as bait by anglers
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