mudlark definition

  • noun:
    • A pig; chicken.
    • person who scavenges in lake or harbor mud for components of price, especially in London during the Industrial Revolution. Also relates to you scavenging sewers. A person that begs near a river. (unusual) A sewer cleaner. (uncommon)
    • A child just who spends a majority of their time in the streets particularly in slum places. A young child just who plays inside dirt. Any dirty or unkempt individual.
    • Nickname for a soldier for the Royal Engineers.
    • Assorted wild birds which are present in dirty locations or build their nests with mud. Particularly Anthus petrosus and Alauda arvensis.
    • The Grallina cyanoleuca that develops its nest with mud into a bowl like form.
    • A racing horse that performs really on dirty or damp paths.

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