Grig

Grig

(grg), n. [Cf. Sw. krk little creature, reptile; or D. kriek cricket, E. cricket.] 1. (Zol.) (a) A cricket or grasshopper. [Prov. Eng.] (b) Any small eel. (c) The broad-nosed eel. See Glut. [Prov. Eng.]
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2. Heath. [Prov. Eng.] Audrey.
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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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