maggot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “maggot” in the English Dictionary

"maggot" in British English

See all translations

maggotnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæɡ.ət/  us   /ˈmæɡ.ət/
a creature like a very small worm that is found in decaying meat and other foods and later develops into a fly
(Definition of maggot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maggot" in American English

See all translations

maggotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæɡ·ət/
a creature like a very small worm (= an animal with a soft body and no arms or legs) that later develops into a flying insect
(Definition of maggot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maggot”
in Korean 구더기…
in Arabic يَرقة…
in Malaysian berenga…
in French asticot…
in Russian личинка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛆…
in Italian baco, larva di insetto…
in Turkish kurtçuk, kurt…
in Polish larwa (muchy)…
in Spanish gusano, larva…
in Vietnamese con giòi…
in Portuguese larva de inseto…
in Thai หนอนแมลง…
in German die Made…
in Catalan cuc…
in Japanese ウジ(虫)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛆…
in Indonesian belatung…
What is the pronunciation of maggot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More