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[grif] /grɪf/
griffin2 .
Origin of griff
First recorded in 1890-95; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "The mate assaulted poor griff the other day," added the pilot.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • "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.

  • Just then griff called him away, and Emily sat pondering and impressed.

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  • The only person we told was griff, who was amused and incredulous.

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  • They could not help being formal and stiff, not as they were with griff and me.

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  • The next day was Sunday, and no griff appeared in the morning.

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  • Say nothing at home; and whatever you do, do not betray griff.

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  • Mary and Louisa had been saying horrid things about griffith—her griff!

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British Dictionary definitions for griff


(slang) information; news
Word Origin
C20: from griffin²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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