Wormy Worm"y, a. [Compar. {Wormier}; superl. {Wormiest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Containing a worm; abounding with worms. ``Wormy beds.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Like or pertaining to a worm; earthy; groveling. [1913 Webster]

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