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Related to mirate. Usually said to be a shortening of admiration. Ultimately from Latin mīrātiō, mīror (marvel at).

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miration (plural mirations)

  1. (Southern US, Midland US, uncommon) Display of surprise or wonderment, of marvelling at something; commotion. [since the late 1800s]
    • 1919, Hettingers Dental News, page 5:
      Reaching the foot of the hill I landed in the midst of an Indian village. I almost jumped out of that buggy when all the dogs in that village commenced barking at once — the women and children came out, stared and "made mirations."

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