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  1. megrims, low spirits; the blues.

  2. 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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How to use megrim in a sentence

  • Containing an inkling of the life and habits of Mr. Arthur megrim.

    Sheppard Lee, Vol. II (of 2) | Robert Montgomery Bird
  • I keep a single root for old-time sake, which it gives me a megrim to look at.

    A Garden with House Attached | Sarah Warner Brooks
  • As you refuse to hearken to the voice of common sense, and afflict yourself with a megrim, I leave you to your fate.

    Rossmoyne | Unknown
  • I'll be all right to-morrow, and I'll enjoy to-morrow all the more for to-day's megrim.

    The Inventions of the Idiot | John Kendrick Bangs

British Dictionary definitions for megrim (1 of 2)


/ (ˈmiːɡrɪm) /

  1. (often plural) a caprice

  2. a migraine

Origin of megrim

C14: see migraine

British Dictionary definitions for megrim (2 of 2)


/ (ˈmiːɡrɪm) /

  1. 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

Origin of megrim

C19: of uncertain origin

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