grizzly

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From grizzle +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grizzly (comparative grizzlier, superlative grizzliest)

  1. Grey-haired, greyish.
    • Francis Bacon
      old squirrels that turn grizzly
  2. Misspelling of grisly.
    • 2008, Campbell Brown, " Commentary: Pakistan gives in to terrorists," CNN, Feb. 5, 2009:
      This after Taliban militants led a grizzly campaign of attacks, including beheadings, kidnappings and the destruction of dozens of girls' schools.

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with grisly or gristly.

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Noun[edit]

grizzly (plural grizzlies)

  1. Abbreviation of grizzly bear..
    Shotgun blast kills charging grizzly!
  2. (US, dialect) Abbreviation of grizzly bars. (In hydraulic mining, a grating used to catch and throw out large stones from the sluices.)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Raymond to this entry?)

Translations[edit]


Romanian[edit]

grizzly

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English grizzly.

Noun[edit]

grizzly m (plural grizzly)

  1. grizzly bear (A North American subspecies, Ursus arctos horribilis, of the brown bear)

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