As an adjective wormish
is like a worm.
As a noun wormfish is
any of the family
of small goby-like fish which often burrow in estuarine mud.
Like a worm.
* 1917? , Edwin L. Sabin, How Are You Feeling Now? (page 70)
- He has scarcely time wishfully to choose the prettiest one of the nurses who look curiously down from the windows above when he glides, still wormish , underneath a portcullis, which clangs behind him like the clang of doom, and the elevator slowly ascends.
Any of the family of small goby-like fish which often burrow in estuarine mud.