Mawk
Mawk Mawk (m[add]k), n. [OE. mauk, ma[eth]ek, Icel. ma[eth]kr; akin to Dan. maddik, and E. mad an earthworm. See {Mad}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. A maggot. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. A slattern; a mawks. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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