griff

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from earlier griffin.

Noun[edit]

griff (plural griffs)

  1. (India) griffin, (white) newcomer

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare grip, gripe.

Noun[edit]

griff (plural griffs)

  1. (obsolete) grasp; reach
    • Holland
      A vein of gold ore within one spade's griff.
  2. (weaving) An arrangement of parallel bars for lifting the hooked wires which raise the warp threads in a loom for weaving figured goods.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

griff (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, slang) marijuana.
Derived terms[edit]

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

griff

  1. First-person singular preterite of greifen.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of greifen.