ייִדיש YWOTD: Megillah (and more — much, much more!)

What does megillah mean? Well, it has several meanings.

As we may read one definition from The Free Dictionary online:

megillah Slang A tediously detailed or embroidered account: told us the whole megillah.

Click on the following embedded link to read everything that The Free Dictionary has about megillah.

From the Wikipedia List of English words of Yiddish origin, we read

megillah: a tediously detailed discourse (from Yiddish מגילה megile ‘lengthy document, scroll [esp. the Book of Esther]’, from Hebrew מגילה məgillā ‘scroll’) (OED, MW)

Click over to read the entire Wikipedia List of English words of Yiddish origin.

Make sure you also go over to read the Wikipedia article of Yiddish words used in English.

If you enjoyed reading those two Wikipedia articles with their Yiddish words and definitions, you most likely would also enjoy reading The First Words You Learn, Selected Yiddish Words and Phrases – impress your friends and family.

TODAY’S BONUS FEATURES courtesy of Roland’s Ramblings:
Yiddish Language and Culture ייִדיש
Yiddish and Hebrew — End of a Feud? ייִדיש

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About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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