noun, plural me·gil·lahs, Sephardic Hebrew me·gil·loth, me·gil·lot [muh-gee-lawt] /mə giˈlɔt/.
- a lengthy, detailed explanation or account: Just give me the facts, not the whole megillah.
- a lengthy and tediously complicated situation or matter.
Origin of megillah
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Contemporary Examples of megillah
We fasted for Yom Kippur, read from the Megillah for Purim, and said bruchas over every meal.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison
May 11, 2014
Thus he never had to read the Megillah nor drink to celebrate an act of bloody revenge.How To Take Purim Seriously
February 21, 2013
noun plural -lahs or -loth (Hebrew -ˈlɔt) Judaism
Word Origin for megillah
"long, tedious, complicated story," 1957, from Yiddish (e.g. a gantse Megillah "a whole megillah"), literally "roll, scroll," collective name of the five Old Testament books appointed to be read on certain feast days, from Hebrew meghillah, from galal "he rolled, unfolded." The slang use is in reference to the length of the text.