Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 04, 2001
In Reply to: The Big Magilla posted by Jamie on October 04, 2001
: I recently got into a discussion with some friends
: over the history behind the phrase 'The Big Magilla'
: Can anybody help me out on this?
One entry found for megillah.
Main Entry: me·gil·lah
Etymology: Yiddish megile, from Hebrew megillAh scroll, volume (used especially of the Book of Esther, read aloud at the Purim celebration)
Date: circa 1952
slang : a long involved story or account