Origin of weevil
Examples from the Web for weevil
It was unfortunate for Weevil that he was more eccentric in appearance than in habits.
The only explanation I can see is that Weevil came across him in his travels, and is rubbing up his German by talking with him.
I flatly refuse to worry about to-morrow, said Nyoda, sufficient unto the day is the weevil thereof!The Camp Fire Girls at Onoway House|Hildegard G. Frey
It was beginning to get dusk as he followed the trail along which he had once followed in the footsteps of Mr. Weevil.
Then followed a list of the girls whom Weevil had suspected; but that was of no interest to Boodles.
British Dictionary definitions for weevil
Word Origin for weevil
Word Origin and History for weevil
Old English wifel "small beetle," from Proto-Germanic *webilaz (cf. Old Saxon wibil, Old High German wibil, German Wiebel "beetle, chafer," Old Norse tordyfill "dung beetle"), cognate with Lithuanian vabalas "beetle," from PIE root *webh- "to weave," also "to move quickly" (see weave (v.)). The sense gradually narrowed to a particular kind of beetle that, in larval or adult stages, bores into plants, often destroying them.