grig

[ grig ]
/ grɪg /
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noun Northern British Dialect.

a cricket or grasshopper.
a small or young eel.
a lively person.

Nearby words

  1. griffith-joyner,
  2. griffo,
  3. griffon,
  4. grift,
  5. grifter,
  6. grigioni,
  7. grignard,
  8. grignard reaction,
  9. grignard reagent,
  10. grignard, victor

Origin of grig

1350–1400; Middle English grig, grege; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for grig

grig

/ (ɡrɪɡ) /

noun dialect

a lively person
a short-legged hen
a young eel

Word Origin for grig

C14: dwarf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krik a little creature

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