Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of or infested with maggots.
  • Frisky; capricious; whimsical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Infested with maggots.
  • adjective Full of whims; capricious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective literally Infested with and/or partially eaten by maggots; flyblown.
  • adjective obsolete Full of whims; capricious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies

Etymologies

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maggot +‎ -y.

Examples

  • The two windows of the top corner maggoty office blow right out, glass raining down onto the empty sidewalk.

    Angry Young Man

  • He grabs my shirt and yanks really hard, and we are flying, out of the maggoty office, down the maggoty stairwell.

    Angry Young Man

  • So we talked about the pup for a minute, but just as I was pointing to the patches on his skin that looked maggoty the two kids came out with a woman and seemed really concerned I was standing over the dog with a dude in a uniform.

    2009 September « paper fruit

  • When the horse meat ran out a new fetid and maggoty lump had to be dragged out from under a tarpaulin some distance away.

    Remote Reader by Carrie Tiffany

  • I would gag over these repulsive, maggoty soft things.

    The Gross Foods of Childhood « Colleen Anderson

  • So we talked about the pup for a minute, but just as I was pointing to the patches on his skin that looked maggoty the two kids came out with a woman and seemed really concerned I was standing over the dog with a dude in a uniform.

    ugh ugh ugh « paper fruit

  • To come up with Best Books lists in this environment is little more than an exercise in pecking the least maggoty bits from carrion.

    OCD

  • The seething, maggoty inner lives of these people is bursting forth.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • To come up with Best Books lists in this environment is little more than an exercise in pecking the least maggoty bits from carrion.

    October 2009

  • To come up with Best Books lists in this environment is little more than an exercise in pecking the least maggoty bits from carrion.

    Writing and Publishing

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