mulligrubs

mulligrubs

[muhl-i-gruhbz]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Southern U.S.
ill temper; colic; grumpiness.

Origin:
1590–1600; earlier mulligrums, apparently alteration of megrims

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Main Entry:  mulligrubs
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See mubblefubbles
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mulligrubs
"fit of the blues," also "colic," 1599, fanciful formation.
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