Mudlark definition

mudlärk
(now chiefly literary) A homeless or neglected child.
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(slang) A pig; pork.
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One who scavenges in river or harbor mud for items of value, especially in London during the Industrial Revolution. Also applies to a person scavenging sewers. A person that begs near a river. (rare) A sewer cleaner. (rare)
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A child who spends most of their time in the streets especially in slum areas. A child who plays in the mud. Any dirty or unkempt person.
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Nickname for a soldier of the Royal Engineers.
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Assorted birds that are found in muddy places or build their nests with mud. Especially Anthus petrosus and Alauda arvensis.
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(Australian) The Grallina cyanoleuca that builds its nest with mud into a bowl-like shape.
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A racing horse that performs well on muddy or wet tracks.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mudlark
Plural:
mudlarks

Origin of mudlark

  • From mud +"Ž lark.

    From Wiktionary