worm-eaten

[wurm-eet-n]

Origin of worm-eaten

1350–1400; Middle English wormeten; see worm, eat, -en3
Related formsun·worm-eat·en, adjective
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worm-eaten

adjective
  1. eaten into by wormsa worm-eaten table
  2. decayed; rotten
  3. old-fashioned; antiquated
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