grig

[ grig ]
/ grɪg /

noun Northern British Dialect.

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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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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