muckworm

[muhk-wurm]
noun
  1. (not in technical use) the larva of any of several insects, as the dung beetle, which lives in or beneath manure.
  2. a miser.

Origin of muckworm

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

muckworm

noun
  1. any larva or worm that lives in mud
  2. informal a miser
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