- noun a soft-bodied, legless larva of a fly such as a bluebottle, warble fly or frit fly. Maggots may attack crops and livestock.
- noun a despicable, dirty and/or insignificant person. In British use, the predominant idea is usually ‘beneath contempt’, whereas in Australia maggot is a generalised term of abuse.
- noun money. A rare usage, heard among petty criminals or their imitators among others. Like many obscure synonyms for money, it has been rehabilitated since the late 1980s.
- noun the soft-bodied, legless larva of a fly, such as a bluebottle, warble fly or fruit fly