noun, plural gris-gris [gree-greez] /ˈgri griz/.
or gree·gree, gris-gris
noun, plural gri·gris.
an African charm, amulet, or fetish.
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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Fetichistic peoples consider certain objects called fetiches, gris-gris, etc., as beings endowed with an inherent will and power.The Races of Man
noun plural -gris (-ɡriːz)
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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