Maggotish
Maggotish Mag"got*ish, a. Full of whims or fancies; maggoty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • maggotish — adjective maggoty …   Wiktionary

  • maggotish — …   Useful english dictionary

  • maggoty — adjective Infested with and/or partially eaten by maggots; flyblown. Syn: maggotish …   Wiktionary

  • mawkish — [17] The underlying meaning of mawkish is ‘maggotish’. It was derived from a now obsolete word mawk, which meant literally ‘maggot’ but was used figuratively (like maggot itself) for a ‘whim’ or ‘fastidious fancy’. Hence mawkish originally meant… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • mawkish — [17] The underlying meaning of mawkish is ‘maggotish’. It was derived from a now obsolete word mawk, which meant literally ‘maggot’ but was used figuratively (like maggot itself) for a ‘whim’ or ‘fastidious fancy’. Hence mawkish originally meant… …   Word origins

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