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lobworm

[ lob-wurm ]
/ ˈlɒbˌwɜrm /
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noun
the lugworm.
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Also called lob.

Origin of lobworm

1645–55; dial. lob, earlier lobbe originally, something pendulous (see lob1) + worm
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How to use lobworm in a sentence

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

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

  • A large lobworm, however, as every one knows, is a very attractive bait for any kind of fresh-water fish except pike.

    A Cotswold Village|J. Arthur Gibbs
  • Finding a large lobworm, I picked it up and gave it to one of them.

    A Cotswold Village|J. Arthur Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for lobworm

lobworm
/ (ˈlɒbˌwɜːm) /

noun
another name for lugworm Sometimes shortened to: lob
a large earthworm used as bait in fishing

Word Origin for lobworm

C17: from obsolete lob lump + worm
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