Meaning of “maggot” in the English Dictionary

british 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)