angleworm

[ ang-guh l-wurm ]
/ ˈæŋ gəlˌwɜrm /
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noun Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.

an earthworm, as used for bait in angling.

Nearby words

  1. anglesite,
  2. anglesmith,
  3. angleton,
  4. angletwitch,
  5. anglewing,
  6. anglia,
  7. anglian,
  8. anglic,
  9. anglican,
  10. anglican chant

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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