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grigri

or gree·gree, gris-gris

[ gree-gree ]

noun

, plural gri·gris.
  1. an African charm, amulet, or fetish.


grigri

/ ˈɡriːɡriː /

noun

  1. an African talisman, amulet, or charm


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Word History and Origins

Origin of grigri1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of grigri1

of African origin

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Example Sentences

The word grigri, also of African origin, simply refers to a charm, which may be used for an innocent or innocuous purpose.

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