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noun Chiefly New England and Northern and Midland U.S.
  1. an earthworm.
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Origin of fishworm

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; fish + worm

Regional variation note

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Historical Examples

  • We have all known him well from boyhood by several names—angleworm, fishworm, earthworm.

    The Adventures of a Grain of Dust

    Hallam Hawksworth

  • 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