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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mawk \Mawk\ (m[add]k), n. [OE. mauk, ma[eth]ek, Icel. ma[eth]kr; akin to Dan. maddik, and E. mad an earthworm. See Mad, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. A maggot. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. A slattern; a mawks. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

mawk An faster implementation of nawk written by Mike Brennan at Boeing in 1991 and distributed under GPL but distinct from GNU's gawk. Interpreter version 1.1.3 has been ported to Sun-3, Sun-4/SunOS 4.0.3; Vax/BSD 4.3, ULTRIX 4.1; Stardent 3000/SYSVR3; DECStation/ULTRIX 4.1, MS-DOS/Turbo C++. (ftp://oxy.edu/public/mawk). (2000-05-04)