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dialectal British variant of grope


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plural -s
dialectal, British
: a usually 3-tined garden fork or manure fork

Word History



Middle English grape, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian greip forked tool, Old Norse greip hand spread out, grip; akin to Old English grāp grasp, grip, Old High German greifa fork, Old Norse grīpa to grip, grasp

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“Graip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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