Origin of griff

First recorded in 1890–95; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for griff

Contemporary Examples of griff

Historical Examples of griff

  • "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.

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

    Chantry House

    Charlotte M. Yonge

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

    Chantry House

    Charlotte M. Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for griff



slang information; news

Word Origin for griff

C20: from griffin ²
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