grim reaper

noun, often capitalized G&R

Definition of grim reaper

: death especially when personified as a man or skeleton with a scythe

Examples of grim reaper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, for some, the adrenaline fix is worth staring the grim reaper in the face. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 9 May 2021 But one thing is certain: The grim reaper is waiting in Samarra. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 8 Apr. 2021 Mulligan stars as Cassie, a twentysomething former medical student who moonlights as the good guy grim reaper. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, 18 Jan. 2021 Mulligan stars as Cassie, a twentysomething former medical student who moonlights as the good guy grim reaper. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, 18 Jan. 2021 Still, the villain of the episode is not the canine grim reaper, but Kimber, who is hung up on Tully’s suspicious answers about her mother during their interview. Rachel Paige, refinery29.com, 8 Feb. 2021 Mulligan stars as Cassie, a twentysomething former medical student who moonlights as the good guy grim reaper. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, 18 Jan. 2021 Mulligan stars as Cassie, a twentysomething former medical student who moonlights as the good guy grim reaper. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, 18 Jan. 2021 Mulligan stars as Cassie, a twentysomething former medical student who moonlights as the good guy grim reaper. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of grim reaper

1846, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Grim reaper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grim%20reaper. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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