maltworm (plural maltworms)
- A tippler; a drinker of alcohol.
c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henrie the Fourth, Continuing to His Death, and Coronation of Henrie the Fift. With the Humours of Sir Iohn Falstaffe, and Swaggering Pistoll. As It hath been Sundrie Times Publikely Acted by the Right Honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine His Seruants, quarto edition, London: Printed by V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, OCLC 55178895, [Act II]:: Scene 4: 1644
- The fiend hath prick'd down Bardolph irrecoverable; and his face is Lucifer's privy-kitchen, where he doth nothing but roast malt-worms.
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(See the entry for maltworm in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)