worm-eaten

adjective

worm-eat·​en ˈwərm-ˌē-tᵊn How to pronounce worm-eaten (audio)
1
a
: eaten or burrowed by worms
worm-eaten timber
b
: pitted
2

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of worm-eaten was in the 14th century

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“Worm-eaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm-eaten. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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