[mahr-git, -geyt]


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]


a city in NE Kent, in SE England: seaside resort.
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Contemporary Examples of margate

  • Unsurprisingly, his first job entailed scampering around the Dreamland Fun Fairground at the seaside town of Margate.

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Historical Examples of margate

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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