megillah


me·gil·lah

noun \mə-ˈgi-lə\

Definition of MEGILLAH

slang
:  a long involved story or account <the whole megillah>

Origin of MEGILLAH

Yiddish megile, from Hebrew mĕgillāh scroll, volume (used especially of the Book of Esther, read aloud at the Purim celebration)
First Known Use: 1943

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