Meaning of “maggot” in the English Dictionary

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"maggot" in British English

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maggotnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmæɡ.ət/ us /ˈmæɡ.ət/

Examples from literature

  • If you’re really hungry, you can look for maggots and insects. 
  • Maggots come from the eggs of a fly. 
  • This cheese has little animals called maggots in it. 

(Definition of “maggot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maggot" in American English

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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)