AskDefine | Define wormy

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wormy \Worm"y\, a. [Compar. Wormier; superl. Wormiest.] [1913 Webster]
Containing a worm; abounding with worms. "Wormy beds." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Like or pertaining to a worm; earthy; groveling. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wormy adj
1 eaten (or as if eaten) by worms [syn: vermiculate, worm-eaten]
2 totally submissive [syn: cringing, groveling, grovelling, wormlike] [also: wormiest, wormier]

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. of or like a worm or worms
  2. infested with worms

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Wormy is the name of a number of unrelated comic and cartoon characters, including:
  • Wormy, a dragon, title character of a comic by David A. Trampier that appeared in Dragon magazine in the 1970s and 1980s
  • Wormy, a caterpillar-cum-butterfly, title character of an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Wormy, a worm character from the comic book Owly by Andy Runton
  • Wormy Marrons, a villain from the comic strip Dick Tracy, introduced in 1949
  • Uncle Wormy, an imaginary friend in the cartoon series Arthur
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