- ill temper; colic; grumpiness.
Origin of mulligrubs
1590–1600; earlier mulligrums, apparently alteration of megrims
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Examples from the Web for mulligrubs
Idleness lies in bed sick of the mulligrubs where industry finds health and wealth.Brave Men and Women
Word Origin and History for mulligrubs
"fit of the blues," also "colic," 1590s, mulliegrums, fanciful formation.
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