griffonage

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  • n. Careless handwriting; a crude or illegible scrawl.

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This word comes from the French ‘griffonnage,’ which comes from ‘griffonner,’ to scribble or scrawl. ‘Griffonage’ isn't related to ‘griffin,’ fabulous beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. ‘Griffin’ comes from the Old French ‘grifon,’ a bird of prey, which ultimately comes from the Greek ‘gryps,’ curved, hook-nosed.

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