grigri

or gree·gree, gris-gris

[gree-gree]

Origin of grigri

First recorded in 1755–65, grigri is from the French word gris-gris, grigri, first recorded in West Africa in 1557; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for grigri

grigri

gris-gris or greegree

noun plural -gris (-ɡriːz) or -grees
  1. an African talisman, amulet, or charm

Word Origin for grigri

of African origin
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