gris·​tly ˈgri-sə-lē How to pronounce gristly (audio)
ˈgriz- How to pronounce gristly (audio)
gristlier; gristliest
: consisting of or containing gristle
gristly steak
gristliness noun

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gristly was in the 14th century

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“Gristly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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