plural noun

variants or mullygrubs
or less commonly mollygrubs
: a despondent, sullen, or ill-tempered mood : sulks, blues
: a griping of the intestines : colic

Word History


alteration (probably influenced by grub) of earlier mulliegrums, perhaps alteration (perhaps influenced by obsolete English mully dusty, moldy, from English mull entry 1 + -y) of megrims, plural of megrim entry 1

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“Mulligrubs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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