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organ grinder

noun
1.
an itinerant street musician who earns a living by playing a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy.
Origin of organ grinder
1800-1810
1800-10
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British Dictionary definitions for organ-grinder

organ-grinder

noun
1.
a street musician playing a hand organ for money
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