"worm infesting the stomach," c.1600, from maw (n.) + worm (n).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for mawworm

Historical Examples of mawworm

  • For this feeling and thus speaking this Writer compares me to "Mawworm."

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman

  • For thus feeling and thus speaking this writer has the charitableness and the decency to call me "Mawworm."

    Apologia pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Newman

  • Mawworm and Aminidab Sleek then play a rôle in every household, and every child becomes a wretched little Roscius.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland