or gree·gree, gris-gris


noun, plural gri·gris.

an African charm, amulet, or fetish.

Origin of grigri

First recorded in 1755–65, grigri is from the French word gris-gris, grigri, first recorded in West Africa in 1557; origin obscure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for greegree

Historical Examples of greegree

  • I saw a native doctor making his "greegree," or charm, for rain.

  • The "Greegree Bush" has both an industrial and an educational purpose.

  • It is death for a man to be found within the limits of the "Greegree Bush," no matter what his purpose may be.

British Dictionary definitions for greegree



a variant spelling of grigri


gris-gris or greegree

noun plural -gris (-ɡriːz) or -grees

an African talisman, amulet, or charm

Word Origin for grigri

of African origin
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