- megrims, low spirits; the blues.
- a whim or caprice.
Origin of megrim
1350–1400; Middle English migrame a type of headache < Middle French migraine (by misreading, in taken as m); see migraine
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Examples from the Web for megrims
"You have certainly never had the gout; probably not even the megrims," said he.
Then the Governor's lady had desired him to attend her for the megrims.
Fait then, your honour, my master's in bed with a terrible fit of the megrims.Devereux, Complete
And they told him all that had happened since his megrims had come on.The Three Mulla-mulgars
Walter De La Mare
Have you no arts of the toilet that can overcome the story of your megrims?The Magnificent Adventure
- archaic a fit of depression
- archaic a disease of horses and cattle; staggers
- (often plural) a caprice
- a migraine
C14: see migraine
- a flatfish, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis, of the turbot family, having a yellowish translucent body up to 50 cm (20 in.) in length, found in European waters, and caught for food
C19: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for megrims
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