verb (used with object)
Origin of grist
British Dictionary definitions for gristing
- grain intended to be or that has been ground
- the quantity of such grain processed in one grinding
Word Origin for grist
Word Origin and History for gristing
Old English grist "action of grinding, grain to be ground," perhaps related to grindan "to grind" (see grind), though OED calls the connection "difficult." Meaning "wheat which is to be ground" is early 15c.; the figurative extension from this sense is from the same date.