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gris–gris

noun \ˈgrē-(ˌ)grē\

Definition of gris–gris

plural gris–gris play \-(ˌ)grēz\ also grigri

  1. :  an amulet or incantation used chiefly by people of black African ancestry



Variants of gris–gris

also grigri \ˈgrē-(ˌ)grē\

Origin of gris–gris

French


First Known Use: 1698


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