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[gree-goh, grey-] /ˈgri goʊ, ˈgreɪ-/
noun, plural gregos.
a short, hooded coat of thick, coarse fabric, originally worn in the eastern Mediterranean countries.
Origin of grego
1740-50; perhaps < Portuguese (compare Spanish griego, Italian greco) < Latin Graecus Greek Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Emmert, or grego, or the two of them together, bribed those people to tell that story.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • And here was grego complaining that he couldn't go to the Eton and Harrow match.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • grego was apparently agreeable, as long as the job got done.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • grego guides me, as Virgil Dante, through all the mysteries of that other world.

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