muckworm

[ muhk-wurm ]
/ ˈmʌkˌwɜrm /

noun

(not in technical use) the larva of any of several insects, as the dung beetle, which lives in or beneath manure.
a miser.

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Origin of muckworm

First recorded in 1590–1600; muck + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for muckworm

muckworm
/ (ˈmʌkˌwɜːm) /

noun

any larva or worm that lives in mud
informal a miser
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