gripple

adjective
grip·​ple | \ ˈgripəl \

Definition of gripple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British
: greedy and grasping : avaricious

gripple

verb

Definition of gripple (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete

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History and Etymology for gripple

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 7 Dec. 2021.

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