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mulligrubs

[ muhl-i-gruhbz ]
/ ˈmʌl ɪˌgrʌbz /
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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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How to use mulligrubs in a sentence

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

  • To this class belongs mulligrubs, for which we find in the 17th century also mouldy grubs.

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