grig

[grig]
noun Northern British Dialect.
1.
a cricket or grasshopper.
2.
a small or young eel.
3.
a lively person.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English grig, grege; origin uncertain

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grig (ɡrɪɡ)
 
n
1.  a lively person
2.  a short-legged hen
3.  a young eel
 
[C14: dwarf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krik a little creature]

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