gripple

1 of 2

adjective

grip·​ple
ˈgripəl
dialectal, British
: greedy and grasping : avaricious

gripple

2 of 2

verb

obsolete

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English gripel, from Old English gripul, from the stem of grīpan to seize, attack

Verb

probably blend of grip entry 1 and grapple entry 1

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“Gripple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gripple. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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