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

Examples of mudbug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bold flavors and big mudbugs top the list of must-have attributes, and these have historically showed up in the form of Cajun and Viet-Cajun preparations in restaurants and parking lots all over the city. Lauren McDowell, Chron, 28 Mar. 2023 Celebrate the season of the live mudbug with these classic Louisiana recipes. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Feb. 2021 This weekend, Houston residents can order mudbugs to-go from a Katy restaurant in celebration of National Crawfish Day on Friday. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 17 Apr. 2020 Often the mudbugs are a free perk for patrons purchasing drinks at said venue, and if this seems altruistic, bear in mind that the consumption of extra-spicy crawfish tends to generate a powerful thirst. al, 6 Apr. 2020 Specific vendors have yet to be announced, but Houstonians craving some crawfish can expect to find plenty of mudbugs at the all-day event. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, 29 Jan. 2020 In fact, 568 of you submitted the name of your favorite place to get mudbugs. Melinda Morris,, 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, 8 May 2018 But the high demand for mudbugs has driven some farmers to harvest earlier in recent years. Ann Maloney,, 20 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mudbug was in 1955

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“Mudbug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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