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  1. the lugworm.
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Origin of lobworm

1645–55; dial. lob, earlier lobbe orig., something pendulous (see lob1) + worm
Also called lob.
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Historical Examples of lobworm

  • The earth-worm, the lobworm, the nereis, and the leech belong to this division.

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  • Technically described by a fisherman, this knocker is said to be "a lobworm of buxom proportions dangling from a hook."

British Dictionary definitions for lobworm


  1. another name for lugworm Sometimes shortened to: lob
  2. a large earthworm used as bait in fishing
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Word Origin for lobworm

C17: from obsolete lob lump + worm
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