Definition of worm-charming in English:



  • [mass noun] The sport of enticing worms from their burrows.

    • ‘Of all the world's weird and wondrous sporting events and pastimes, the gentle art of worm-charming surely takes the cake as the most bizarre.’
    • ‘World Worm Charming Championships - annual world championships of worm-charming and other zany pastimes - were held at Willaston, Cheshire (end of June).’
    • ‘We've been worm-charming in Blackawton since 1984, when two locals decided to try it as a means of banishing the winter blues!’