- a cricket or grasshopper.
- a small or young eel.
- a lively person.
Origin of grig
1350–1400; Middle English grig, grege; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for grig
Mrs. Pendyce murmured: "Of course, dear Grig, I quite understand."The Country House
Arden announced blandly that she no longer felt “merry as a grig.”Missing at Marshlands
Of course it may have been for the best that it turned out as it did, but—damn it all, Grig, she was worth while!One Day
As for himself, he was always as merry as a grig, and no fool, either.L'Assommoir
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
- a lively person
- a short-legged hen
- a young eel
C14: dwarf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krik a little creature
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