margate [mahr-git, -geyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a red-mouthed grunt, Haemulon album, inhabiting Atlantic waters from Florida to Brazil, valued as a food fish.

Origin of margate First recorded in 1725–35; perhaps after Margate Margate [mahr-git, -geyt for 1; mahr-geyt for 2] noun

  1. a city in NE Kent, in SE England: seaside resort.
  2. a city in SE Florida.

Examples from the Web for margate Contemporary Examples of margate

  • Unsurprisingly, his first job entailed scampering around the Dreamland Fun Fairground at the seaside town of Margate.

    Marty Feldman: Dead Cool

    Simon Doonan

    November 2, 2009

  • Historical Examples of margate

  • A Londoner told his friend that he was going to Margate for a change of hair.

    The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;


  • You remember the woman at Margate whom I suspected for the same reason.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • And long before Margate was reached half of our company was sick with famine.

    Sir Ludar

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Whenever I want to think about anything deeply, I go down to Margate.

    Happy-Thought Hall

    F. C. Burnand

  • I am in better condition than many who go to Margate every summer.

    The Lifeboat

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • British Dictionary definitions for margate Margate noun

    1. a town and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the Isle of Thanet. Pop: 58 465 (2001)
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