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Origin of grindle

1700–10, Americanism;<German Gründel, diminutive of Grund ground, bottom

Words Nearby grindle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use grindle in a sentence

  • The name would have a parallel in the Modern English grindle, grundel, German grundel, a fish haunting the bottom of the water.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • I have talked with Dr. grindle this morning, and he encouraged me to believe that Roy would come through all right.

  • After which he hastily told Cooper what they had learned from Dr. grindle.

  • From it, probably, is derived the surname grindle, Grindall (Bardsley).

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • Having reduced Mrs. grindle to affableness, Mr. Lovely turned his smile towards the Beau.

    The Passionate Elopement | Compton Mackenzie