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[grif] /grɪf/
griffin2 .
Origin of griff
1890-95; by shortening Unabridged
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  • Please, Edward, is it true that griff has been so very wicked?

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  • "The mate assaulted poor griff the other day," added the pilot.

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  • And, after all, I could not help thinking that it was better perhaps that griff did not come.

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  • They could not help being formal and stiff, not as they were with griff and me.

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  • For the tall fellow, griff, I must confess I felt a strange sympathy.

  • The next day was Sunday, and no griff appeared in the morning.

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  • We were very thankful for the hope and motive, and griff had no doubts of himself.

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  • Say nothing at home; and whatever you do, do not betray griff.

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  • His face and not his tongue answered me, but he added, ‘griff is sure of that without so much labour and trouble.’

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British Dictionary definitions for griff


(slang) information; news
Word Origin
C20: from griffin²
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