mud·​bug | \ ˈməd-ˌbəg How to pronounce mudbug (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In fact, 568 of you submitted the name of your favorite place to get mudbugs. Melinda Morris,, "Who boils the best crawfish? Vote in our polls now," 18 Apr. 2018 The crawfish—also known in English as crayfish, mudbug and crawdad and in German as Sumpfkrebs or swamp crab—is a freshwater cousin of the ocean lobster and shrimp. William Boston, WSJ, "Berlin Puts Out a Contract on Invasive Crawfish," 8 May 2018 But the high demand for mudbugs has driven some farmers to harvest earlier in recent years. Ann Maloney,, "Arthur 'Mr. Okra' Robinson' remembered in The New York Times," 20 Feb. 2018 But get ready to dig into the spicy mudbugs at the 10th annual event that benefits the Fort Bend County Fair's scholarship program. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Crawfish boil, fish fry benefit Fort Bend County Fair," 20 Mar. 2018 The festival features three days of music as well mudbugs and beer. Ann Maloney,, "NOLA Crawfish Festival just 1 of many slated for spring 2018," 24 Feb. 2018 NOLA Crawfish Festival brings mudbugs to Central City BBQ in the days between Jazz Fest weekends. Ann Maloney,, "7 places to eat and drink in New Orleans: Feb. 21-27," 20 Feb. 2018 Anarchy reigns when considering what to toss in with the mudbugs, how much seasoning to use, even how to purge the buggers. Travis M. Andrews, Esquire, "Your Perfect Crawfish Boil Is 9 Steps Away," 25 Apr. 2014 Popular features in local aquariums, the crustaceans - also known as crayfish, freshwater lobsters, crawdaddies, mountain lobsters, yabbies and mudbugs - are not native to Germany. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, "Photos of the Week: 8/19–8/25," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of mudbug

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Mudbug.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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