grigri

grigri

[gree-gree]
noun, plural grigris.
an African charm, amulet, or fetish.


Origin:
1755–65; < French gris-gris, grigri, first recorded in West Africa in 1557; origin obscure

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grigri, gris-gris or greegree (ˈɡriːɡriː)
 
n , pl -gris, -grees
an African talisman, amulet, or charm
 
[of African origin]
 
gris-gris, gris-gris or greegree (ˈɡriːɡriː, -ɡriːz)
 
n
 
[of African origin]
 
greegree, gris-gris or greegree (ˈɡriːɡriː, -ɡriːz, -ɡriːz)
 
n
 
[of African origin]

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