lobworm [lob-wurm] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the lugworm.
Origin of lobworm 1645–55; dial. lob, earlier lobbe orig., something pendulous (see) + Also called . Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for lobworm Historical Examples of lobworm
The earth-worm, the lobworm, the nereis, and the leech belong to this division.
Technically described by a fisherman, this knocker is said to be “a lobworm of buxom proportions dangling from a hook.”
Fred. W. Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for lobworm lobworm noun
- another name for Sometimes shortened to: lob
- a large earthworm used as bait in fishing
Word Origin for lobworm C17: from obsolete lob lump + worm Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012