wormier; wormiest
: containing, abounding in, or infested with or as if with worms
wormy flour
a wormy dog
also : damaged by worms : worm-eaten
wormy timbers
: resembling or suggestive of a worm

Examples of wormy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without it, drug resistance will spread undetected before control programs can adapt, leading to a wormier world for everyone. Bradley Van Paridon, Scientific American, 1 June 2023 The common ancestor of us and ragworms--a wormy creature that lived 600 million years ago--not only had a brain, but had an ur-cortex. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 3 Sep. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wormy was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wormy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wormy. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


wormier; wormiest
: containing, swarming with, or damaged by worms
wormy soil
wormy flour
: resembling or suggestive of a worm
wormy creatures

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