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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Definitions for mulligrubs

  1. Ill temper; colic; grumpiness.

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Citations for mulligrubs
"That's a comfortable place to be." The barber chuckled. "You're a philosopher, sir, a philosopher." "I am, but I'm a blue one. I have the blue mulligrubs." Brian Lynch, The Winter of Sorrow
Right Rosa Solis, as ever washed mulligrubs out of a moody brain! Sir Walter Scott, The Waverley Novels
Origin of mulligrubs
1590-1600
This fanciful formation was developed in 1599 as a synonym for 'a fit of the blues' and an alteration of megrims.
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