Wormish vs Wormfish - What's the difference?

wormish | wormfish |


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.

wormish

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * wormy

    wormfish

    English

    Noun

    (es) (wikipedia wormfish)
  • Any of the family of small goby-like fish which often burrow in estuarine mud.