noun Northern British Dialect.
- grignard reaction,
- grignard reagent,
- grignard, victor
Origin of grig
Examples from the Web for grig
When I have grown more accustomed to being the lucky dog, I shall commence cockahooping, and become merry as a grig.Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.|F. Anstey
Still the original may have been "as merry as a grig," the grig or young eel being so lively and vivacious.
Mr. Mooney was so absent, that when the old gentleman said to him, “Shake hands with Mr. Grig,” he put out his leg.The Lamplighter|Charles Dickens
Hard is her heart as flint or stone,She laughs to see me pale; And merry as a grig is grown,And brisk as bottled ale.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
My dear Grig, you'll get rheumatism, and spoil that nice suit; the grass comes off so terribly!The Country House|John Galsworthy