gribble

noun grib·ble \ ˈgri-bəl \

Definition of gribble

: either of two small wood-boring marine isopods (Limnoria lignorum and L. tripunctata)

Recent Examples of gribble from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gribble.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of gribble

perhaps alteration of 2grub


Learn More about gribble


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gribble? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to oppose successfully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!