Definition of grig in English:

grig

Syllabification: grig
Pronunciation: /grig
 
/

noun

British dialect
1A small eel.
2A grasshopper or cricket.
More example sentences
  • Humped-winged grigs are found in coniferous forests; C. strepitans also occurs in high altitude sagebrush.
  • You can listen to songs of grigs and find out more about them at the Web site above.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'dwarf'): of unknown origin.

Phrases

(as) merry (or lively) as a grig

Full of fun; extravagantly lively.
More example sentences
  • Everyone said Annabelle had been merry as a grig before the man she loved married elsewhere.
  • I think it was a cricket, but when I heard it, I was merry as a grig!
  • They were more than fairly high, merry as grigs, and prepared to go on all night.

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