Origin of grindle

1700–10, Americanism; < German Gründel, diminutive of Grund ground, bottom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for grindle

Historical Examples of grindle

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

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


    R. W. Chambers

  • I have talked with Dr. Grindle this morning, and he encouraged me to believe that Roy would come through all right.

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


    R. W. Chambers

  • At first I was afraid she wouldn't let me off—and at my wits' end I suggested Grindle.