mulligrubs

[ muhl-i-gruhbz ]
/ ˈmʌl ɪˌgrʌbz /

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

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.