mud lark


Definition of mud lark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person who grubs in mud (as in search of stray bits of coal, iron, rope) specifically : an urchin who grubs for a living along the tide flats of the English Thames
2a dialectal, England : pipit
b : any of various birds (as the meadowlark or the shoveler) that live in moist places
c : the Australian magpie lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) that makes mud nests

Definition of mudlark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to play, dig, or search in mud or on muddy ground had been out all the morning sailing cork boats and mudlarking in the marshes— Crosbie Garstin

History and Etymology for mud lark

Intransitive verb

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“Mud lark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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