organ–grinder

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noun or·gan–grind·er \ˈȯr-gən-ˌgrīn-dər\

Definition of organ–grinder

  1. :  one that cranks a hand organ; especially :  a street musician who operates a barrel organ

1781

First Known Use of organ–grinder

1781


ORGAN–GRINDER Defined for English Language Learners

organ–grinder

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noun or·gan–grind·er \ˈȯr-gən-ˌgrīn-dər\

Definition of organ–grinder for English Language Learners

  • : a musician who plays a barrel organ in a public place for money

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