What does maggot mean?

Definitions for maggotˈmæg ət

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maggot(noun)

    the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter


  1. maggot(Noun)

    A soft, legless larva of a fly or other dipterous insect, that often eats decomposing organic matter.

  2. maggot(Noun)

    A term of insult for a 'worthless' person, as if a bug.

    Drop and give me fifty, maggot.

  3. maggot(Noun)

    A whimsy or fancy.

    Mr. Beveridge's Maggot, an old country dance .

  4. Origin: From magot, magotte, probably alteration of maddock, originally a diminutive form of a base represented by Old English maþa (Scots mathe), from common Germanic root *mathon-, from the Proto-Indo-European root *math-, which was used in insect names. Near-cognates include Dutch made, German Made and Swedish mask. The use of maggot to mean a fanciful or whimsical thing derives from the folk belief that a whimsical or crotchety person had maggots in his or her brain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maggot(noun)

    the footless larva of any fly. See Larval

  2. Maggot(noun)

    a whim; an odd fancy

  3. Origin: [W. macai, pl. maceiod, magiod, a worn or grub; cf. magu to bread.]


  1. Maggot

    A maggot is the larva of a fly; it is applied in particular to the larvae of Brachyceran flies, such as houseflies, cheese flies, and blowflies, rather than larvae of the Nematocera, such as mosquitoes and Crane flies. "Maggot" is not a technical term and should not be taken as such; in many standard textbooks of entomology it does not appear in the index at all. In many non-technical texts the term is used for insect larvae in general. Other sources have coined their own definitions; for example: "... The term applies to a grub when all trace of limbs has disappeared ..." and "...Applied to the footless larvae of Dipters." Maggot-like fly larvae are of wide importance in ecology and medicine; among other roles, various species are prominent in recycling carrion and garbage, attacking crops and foodstuffs, spreading microbial infections, and causing myiasis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maggot

    mag′ut, n. a worm or grub: a whim.—adj. Magg′oty, full of maggots. [W. maceiad, akin to magiaid, worms, magu, to breed.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maggot in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maggot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    Man is quite insane. He wouldn't know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.

  2. Charlie Sheen:

    Charlie Sheen said Charlie Sheen found out Charlie Sheen was HIV positive about four years ago. Charlie Sheen symptoms began with crushing headaches. I thought I had a brain tumor, Charlie Sheen recalled. I thought it was over. The star said Charlie Sheen was coming forward with the truth because of the rumors in the press surrounding Charlie Sheen health. I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth. Charlie Sheen said the most hurtful rumor Charlie Sheen read claimed Charlie Sheen intentionally transmitted the disease to Charlie Sheen partners. That’s as far from the truth as anything can be, Charlie Sheen said. Drug and alcohol use have marred Sheen's personal and professional life in recent years. Charlie Sheen was kicked off CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2011 after an explosive meltdown that included calling the show's producer a contaminated little maggot. Charlie Sheen escapades have also included the revelation that Charlie Sheen spent more than $ 50,000 as a client of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss' prostitution ring. You can only hear ‘ winning ’ in the streets so many times, i am approaching a time of more of a philanthropic culture in my life.

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