lobworm [lob-wurm] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the lugworm.

Origin of lobworm 1645–55; dial. lob, earlier lobbe orig., something pendulous (see lob1) + worm Also called lob. 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.

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  • Technically described by a fisherman, this knocker is said to be “a lobworm of buxom proportions dangling from a hook.”

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  • British Dictionary definitions for lobworm lobworm noun

    1. another name for lugworm Sometimes shortened to: lob
    2. 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

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