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[mahr-git, -geyt] /ˈmɑr gɪt, -geɪt/
a red-mouthed grunt, Haemulon album, inhabiting Atlantic waters from Florida to Brazil, valued as a food fish.
Origin of margate
First recorded in 1725-35; perhaps after Margate


[mahr-git, -geyt for 1; mahr-geyt for 2] /ˈmɑr gɪt, -geɪt for 1; ˈmɑr geɪt for 2/
a city in NE Kent, in SE England: seaside resort.
a city in SE Florida. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A Londoner told his friend that he was going to margate for a change of hair.

  • You remember the woman at margate whom I suspected for the same reason.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And long before margate was reached half of our company was sick with famine.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • Whenever I want to think about anything deeply, I go down to margate.

    Happy-Thought Hall F. C. Burnand
  • I am in better condition than many who go to margate every summer.

    The Lifeboat R.M. Ballantyne
  • From Portsmouth we proceeded to margate, which we reached on Sunday morning.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • No, I have not been so adventurous as to wander towards margate.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • He's probably on a straight line now to Stanton, Reese, and margate.

    The Defiant Agents Andre Alice Norton
  • If Mr. Newton would come down to margate, she would be ever so glad.

    Ralph the Heir

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for margate


a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop: 58 465 (2001)
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