Definition of Maggoty

1. Adjective. Spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies. "A sack of maggoty apricots"

Exact synonyms: Flyblown
Similar to: Stale
Derivative terms: Maggot



Definition of Maggoty

1. a. Infested with maggots.

Definition of Maggoty

1. Adjective. (literally) Infested with and/or partially eaten by maggots; flyblown. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Full of whims; capricious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maggoty

1. maggot [adj] - See also: maggot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maggoty

maggies
magging
maggiore
maggot
maggot cheese
maggoted
maggotier
maggotiness
maggotish
maggotlike
maggotorium
maggotoriums
maggotries
maggotry
maggots
maggoty (current term)
maggoty-pie
maggoty-pies
maggs
maghagendorfite
maghemite
maghet
magian
magians
magic
magic-wand
magic bullet
magic bullets
magic carpet
magic carpets

Literary usage of Maggoty

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1. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1915)
"... patented in 1635 200 acres in Accomac, on maggoty Bay, due for the personal adventure of his late father, his mother Hannah, himself and a servant. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Same as maggoty-headed. maggot-piet, maggoty-piet, »• See magot-pw. maggoty (mag'ot-i), a. ... Having a mind full of whims or crotchets; maggoty. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"Full of whims or queer notions, fractious, peevish. [V. of Glos.] [F. of D.] " He were a sad maggoty cust'roer a' times, ee wur, ..."

4. The History of Signboards: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Jacob Larwood, John Camden Hotten (1866)
"As late as 1654, we find the name "maggoty pie" used in " Mercurius ... where the Welshman's arms are described as a fly, a maggoty pie, <fec. ..."

5. A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1887)
"M. Maggot or maggoty Pie. The Magpie. Maggot pies and choughs.—Macbeth, act iv. scene 4. Round about, round about, maggoty pie ; My father loves good ale, ..."

6. Mushrooms: how to Grow Them: A Practical Treatise on Mushroom Culture for by William Falconer (1901)
"And this is why maggoty mushrooms are so often found exposed for sale in summer. ... Although very repugnant, however, and utterly unfit for food, maggoty ..."

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