grex

1 of 2

intransitive verb

ˈgreks
-ed/-ing/-es
dialectal
: to grumble or complain often shrilly or scoldingly

grex

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -es
: a measuring unit for fibers, filaments, and yarns based on the weight in grams of 10,000 meters of fiber or yarn

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

Pennsylvania German greckse & German dialect greckse, grecksen to groan, grumble, complain, from early German krachitzen to cry hoarsely, frequentative of krachen to crack, crash, roar, from Old High German krahhōn

Noun

gram per X (ten) kilometers

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“Grex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grex. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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