follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

grig

[grig] /grɪg/
noun, Northern British Dialect
1.
a cricket or grasshopper.
2.
a small or young eel.
3.
a lively person.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English grig, grege; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for grig
  • grig-gs was brought here to-night and placed in a cell at the police static:.
British Dictionary definitions for grig

grig

/ɡrɪɡ/
noun (dialect)
1.
a lively person
2.
a short-legged hen
3.
a young eel
Word Origin
C14: dwarf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krik a little creature
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for grig

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for grig

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends