grigri

or gree·gree, gris-gris

[gree-gree]

noun, plural gri·gris.

an African charm, amulet, or fetish.

Nearby words

  1. grigioni,
  2. grignard,
  3. grignard reaction,
  4. grignard reagent,
  5. grignard, victor,
  6. grike,
  7. grikwa,
  8. grill,
  9. grillade,
  10. grillage

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

an African talisman, amulet, or charm

Word Origin for grigri

of African origin

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