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Meaning of GRIG

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Grig\ (gr[i^]g), n. [Cf. Sw. kr["a]k little creature,
reptile; or D. kriek cricket, E. cricket.]
1. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A cricket or grasshopper. [Prov. Eng.]
   (b) Any small eel.
   (c) The broad-nosed eel. See {Glut}. [Prov. Eng.]

2. Heath. [Prov. Eng.] --Audrey.

{As merry as a grig} [etymology uncertain], a saying supposed
   by some to be a corruption of ``As merry as a Greek; '' by
   others, to be an allusion to the cricket.

 

 

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