grey friar


often capitalized G&F
: a Franciscan friar

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grey friar was in the 14th century

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“Grey friar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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