from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Jealous watchfulness or care, like that of the griffin: as, the griffinism of a London dowager.
  • n. In India and the East, the state or character of a griffin or new-comer; greenness or inexperience. Also griffinage.


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  • It was clearly an undesirable thing to be a griffin, or at least poor form to demonstrate griffinism.

    The Old Foodie


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