Definition of grig in English:

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grig

Pronunciation: /ɡrɪɡ/

noun

dialect
1A small eel.
2A grasshopper or cricket.
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.

Phrases

(as) merry (or lively) as a grig

dialect Full of fun; very lively.
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with grig

big, brig, dig, fig, gig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, sprig, swig, tig, trig, twig, Whig, wig

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