Origin of griff
First recorded in 1890–95; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for griff
The two would eventually form the nucleus—along with Professor Griff—of the seminal 1980s rap group Public Enemy.Hip-Hop Star Flavor Flav Talks Dirty
May 31, 2011
"The mate assaulted poor Griff the other day," added the pilot.Down South
"We have some work ahead of us, Griff," he said after a long pause.The Loyalist
James Francis Barrett
I have been at Griff for the last week, or I should have written before.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)
The only person we told was Griff, who was amused and incredulous.
One note of sympathy would have done much for Griff just then.
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C20: from griffin ²
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