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 Khan immediately became a trending topic on Twitter with fans and media tweeting their versions of the same joke—that Khan has been the cold, calculated grim reaper/Thanos/Bond Villain etc. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 16 June 2022 CinemaCon comes amid signs that investors are starting to sour a bit on the streaming business, which has been positioned as both the grim reaper and the savior of movies, depending on who’s talking. Ryan Faughnderstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 On the southern end of Gatorland are more photo opportunities, including a headless horseman, a way to look like a Gatorlandized grim reaper and an eerie set of jack-o’-lanterns. Dewayne Bevil,, 8 Oct. 2021 From its perch, Spirit’s mascot — a grim reaper, fittingly enough — grins down upon Portage Park. Christopher Borrelli,, 25 Oct. 2021 Collaborating with sculpture artist and grim reaper painter Josh Smith, Williams created a collection of contrasts, a trend that fashion is seeing in the spring summer 2022 season. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 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,, 18 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of grim reaper

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Grim reaper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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