variants or less commonly grigri
plural gris-gris ˈgrē-(ˌ)grēz How to pronounce gris-gris (audio) also grigri
: a talisman, amulet, voodoo charm, spell, or incantation believed capable of warding off evil and bringing good luck to oneself or of bringing misfortune to another

Word History



First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gris-gris was in 1698

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“Gris-gris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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