from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lively, bright person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. little creature;
- n. heath.
- v. To irritate or annoy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cricket or grasshopper.
- n. Any small eel.
- n. The broad-nosed eel. See glut.
- n. Heath.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cricket; a grasshopper.
- n. The sand-eel; a small and very lively eel.
- n. A short-legged hen.
- n. One of a class of vagabond dancers and tumblers.
- n. Heath. Also griglan.
And all the while Tom was swimming about in the river, with a pretty little lace-collar of gills about his neck, as lively as a grig, and as clean as a fresh-run salmon.
The learned gentleman who does the withering business and who blights all opponents with his gloomy sarcasm is as merry as a grig at a French watering – place.
Honestly, I have nothing to compare it to either, and neither does the "grig!"
Last night, a person whom I always think of as a "merry auld grig" One of my fave Dickensonian words asked me The Question that nobody has asked -- not my mother, not my father, not my curious siblings, not my writing group.
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Rolando the Lasso, and flaunt on the flimsyfilmsies for to grig my collage juniorees who, though they flush fuchsia, are they octette and virginity in my shade but always my figurants.
It had been a pleasant surprise when Mag-grig had misinterpreted Uther's question.
Before the eyes of the attackers the giant body shrank and Mag-grig pushed forward to stare at the dead but now human face.
And all the while Tom was swimming about in the river, with a pretty little lace collar of gills about his neck, as lively as a grig, and as clean as a fresh-run salmon.
Polly was happy as a grig, and all the others equally so.