[ mee-grim ]
/ ˈmi grɪm /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for megrims (1 of 3)

/ (ˈmiːɡrɪmz) /

noun (functioning as singular)

archaic a fit of depression
archaic a disease of horses and cattle; staggers

British Dictionary definitions for megrims (2 of 3)

/ (ˈmiːɡrɪm) /

noun archaic

(often plural) a caprice
a migraine

Word Origin for megrim

C14: see migraine

British Dictionary definitions for megrims (3 of 3)

/ (ˈmiːɡrɪm) /


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

Word Origin for megrim

C19: of uncertain origin
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Medical definitions for megrims

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