grid·​dle ˈgri-dᵊl How to pronounce griddle (audio)
: a flat stone or metal surface on which food is baked or fried

Examples of griddle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hash browns fresh off the griddle at Sunrise Diner. Sinna Nasseri, Bon Appétit, 8 Sep. 2023 From luxury couches to nonstick griddles and skillets from the best cookware brands like Lodge and Carote, there’s a little bit of everything marked down for nearly 50 percent off right now. Nashia Baker, Town & Country, 16 June 2023 Keep in Mind There is no child lock feature on the burners, and the range does not come with a griddle. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2023 There is a six-burner commercial cooktop with a griddle, two gas ovens, a steam oven and convection electric microwave oven. Jeastman, oregonlive, 15 Aug. 2023 This generator produces 1800 watts, which is strong enough to power small appliances like blenders, griddles, and slow cookers. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 13 Aug. 2023 Whether to use butter or oil on the griddle to cook the pancakes is personal preference. Anita L. Arambula, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2023 Another Pop’s Bagels is expected to open in Beverly Hills in early August with griddle space for an even larger menu. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2023 The chef’s kitchen is equipped with an island, a large breakfast bar, a Wolf six-burner with a griddle, Wolf double ovens, a Rohl farm sink, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a warming drawer and a Dacor microwave. Judi Wright, Dallas News, 9 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle English gredil gridiron, from Anglo-French greil, gredile, from Latin craticulum, diminutive of cratis wickerwork — more at hurdle

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Griddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


grid·​dle ˈgrid-ᵊl How to pronounce griddle (audio)
: a flat surface or pan on which food is cooked

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