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organ–grinder

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

Simple Definition of organ–grinder

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of organ–grinder

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

Circa 1807

First Known Use of organ–grinder

circa 1807


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