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’
impulse, urge, notion, fancy, whimsy, foible, idea, caprice, conceit, vagary, kink, megrim, crotchet, craze, fad, passion, inclination, bent
- ‘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.’
3old-fashioned term for migraine
Late Middle English variant of migraine.
Mid 19th century of unknown origin.
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