- the aquatic larva of a caddisfly, having an armored head and a pair of abdominal hooks, and typically living in a case built from sand or plant debris.
Origin of caddisworm
1615–25; caddis (perhaps plural, taken as singular, of caddy, diminutive of cad larva, ghost) + worm
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Life would be finer if we did not drag that caddisworm's house of the past behind us.