greaves

[ greevz ]
/ grivz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

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Origin of greaves

1605–15; <Low German greven; cognate with Old High German griubo,German Grieben
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British Dictionary definitions for greaves (1 of 2)

greaves
/ (ɡriːvz) /

pl n

the residue left after the rendering of tallow

Word Origin for greaves

C17: from Low German greven; related to Old High German griubo

British Dictionary definitions for greaves (2 of 2)

Greaves
/ (ɡriːvz) /

noun

Jimmy. born 1940, English footballer and television commentator on the sport; played for a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea; scored 44 goals in 57 matches for England (1959–67)
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