megillah or me·gil·la [ muh-gil-uh; for 2 also Sephardic Hebrew muh-gee-lah ]
noun, plural me·gil·lahs, Sephardic Hebrew me·gil·loth, me·gil·lot [muh-gee-lawt].
a. a lengthy, detailed explanation or account: Just give me the facts, not the whole megillah.
b. a lengthy and tediously complicated situation or matter.
2. (italics) Hebrew. a scroll, especially one containing the Book of Esther. Others are the Book of Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, the Book of Ruth, and the Book of Lamentations.
Origin: 1950–55; < Yiddish megile literally, scroll < Hebrew məgillāh
HOW TO USE MEGILLAH IN A SENTENCE
We fasted for Yom Kippur, read from the Megillah for Purim, and said bruchas over every meal.
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Thus he never had to read the Megillah nor drink to celebrate an act of bloody revenge.
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