Main definitions of megrim in English

: megrim1megrim2

megrim1

noun

archaic
  • 1megrimsDepression; low spirits.

    ‘fresh air and exercise, she generally found, could banish most megrims’
    • ‘Women have moods and megrims.’
  • 2A whim or fancy.

    ‘he moved from city to city on the whims and megrims of his employer’
    • ‘Converted, she, by the great grief that had befallen her friends; made ashamed of whining over megrims when death and shame were making havoc in the little home.’
    impulse, urge, notion, fancy, whimsy, foible, idea, caprice, conceit, vagary, kink, megrim, crotchet, craze, fad, passion, inclination, bent
  • 3

    old-fashioned term for migraine

Pronunciation

megrim

/ˈmēɡrəm/ /ˈmiɡrəm/

Origin

Late Middle English variant of migraine.

Main definitions of megrim in English

: megrim1megrim2

megrim2

noun

  • 1A deep-water flatfish of the European Atlantic coast.

    Also called sail-fluke, whiff

    Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis, family Scophthalmidae (or Bothidae)

    1. 1.1
      another term for scaldfish

Pronunciation

megrim

/ˈmēɡrəm/ /ˈmiɡrəm/

Origin

Mid 19th century of unknown origin.