gristbite

intransitive verb grist·bite \ˈgrizbə̇t\

Definition of gristbite

dialectal, chiefly British

  1. :  to grind or gnash the teeth

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Origin and Etymology of gristbite

Middle English grisbiten, from Old English gristbitian, from grist-bite act of gnashing, from grīst act of grinding + bite biting, from bītan to bite — more at grist, bite


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