mulligrubs

[ muhl-i-gruhbz ]
/ ˈmʌl ɪˌgrʌbz /

noun (usually used with a plural verb)Southern U.S.

ill temper; grumpiness.

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Origin of mulligrubs

First recorded in 1590–1600; earlier mulligrums, apparently alteration of megrims
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Example sentences from the Web for mulligrubs

  • Idleness lies in bed sick of the mulligrubs where industry finds health and wealth.