grim-the-collier

noun

¦grim-
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

after Grim the Collier, character in the anonymous play Grim the Collier of Croydon (1662); from its black smutty involucre

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“Grim-the-collier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grim-the-collier. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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