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megrim

[ mee-grim ]

noun

  1. megrims, low spirits; the blues.
  2. a whim or caprice.


megrim

1

/ ˈmiːɡrɪm /

noun

  1. often plural a caprice
  2. a migraine


megrim

2

/ ˈmiːɡrɪm /

noun

  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
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Word History and Origins

Origin of megrim1

1350–1400; Middle English migrame a type of headache < Middle French migraine (by misreading, in taken as m ); migraine
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Word History and Origins

Origin of megrim1

C14: see migraine

Origin of megrim2

C19: of uncertain origin
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Example Sentences

Containing an inkling of the life and habits of Mr. Arthur Megrim.

I keep a single root for old-time sake, which it gives me a megrim to look at.

As you refuse to hearken to the voice of common sense, and afflict yourself with a megrim, I leave you to your fate.

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

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