- a long or involved explanation, story, etc.
- a complicated matter
Origin of megillahYiddish ; from Classical Hebrew (language) megill?h, scroll, roll; especially the scroll of the Book of Esther, read aloud on Purim
- Judaism The scroll containing the biblical narrative of the book of Esther, traditionally read in synagogues to celebrate the festival of Purim.
- megillah Slang A tediously detailed or embroidered account: told us the whole megillah.
Origin of MegillahHebrew m&schwa;gillâ, scroll, from galal, to roll; see gll in Semitic roots.
Hebrew ×ž×’×™×œ×” (megilÃ¡, “scroll")
- Any long, boring story.