1. Excessively and objectionably sentimental. 2. Sickening or insipid in taste. Sense of “sickly sentimental” is first recorded 1702.
[From Middle English mawke, maggot, variant of magot; see maggot.]
n. 1. The legless, soft-bodied, wormlike larva of any of various flies of the order Diptera, often found in decaying matter.
2. Slang A despicable person.3. An extravagant notion; a whim.
[Middle English magot, perhaps alteration of mathek, maddokk, perhaps from Old English matha.]