maltworm

Related to maltworm: Moldwarp, Canker blossom

maltworm

(ˈmɔːltˌwɜːm)
n
a heavy drinker
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(38) But he is a near relation not merely of Tennyson's disaffected speaker but also the troubling vagrants who will re-emerge later in A London Garland in selections from the 1880s and 1890s, such as Austin Dobson's "The Maltworm's Madrigal" (1889) and John Davidson's "A Loafer" (1894).
now if you want 50 curses, you have to click your mouse 50 times--which may explain the repetitive strain injuries in people partial to phrases like tottering maltworm."
Michael Rosen, "Clean the Floor, Maltworms," New Statesman and Society (12 February 1993), 42.