Definition of maggot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

maggot

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NAmE//ˈmæɡət//
 
 
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a creature like a small short worm, that is the young form of a fly and is found in decaying meat and other food. Maggots are often used as bait on a hook to catch fish.
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