noun or·gan–grind·er \ˈr-gən-ˌgrīn-dər\

: a musician who plays a barrel organ in a public place for money

Full Definition of ORGAN-GRINDER

:  one that cranks a hand organ; especially :  a street musician who operates a barrel organ

First Known Use of ORGAN-GRINDER

circa 1807


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