angleworm

noun

an·​gle·​worm ˈaŋ-gəl-ˌwərm How to pronounce angleworm (audio)

Word History

Etymology

angle "fishhook, fishing rod" + worm entry 1 — more at angle entry 3

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angleworm was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Angleworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angleworm. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

angleworm

noun
an·​gle·​worm ˈaŋ-gəl-ˌwərm How to pronounce angleworm (audio)

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