Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Variant of grigri.


n, pl -gris (-ɡriːz)
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a variant spelling of grigri


or gris-gris


n., pl. -gris (-ˌgriz)
an African charm, amulet, or fetish.
[1755–65; < French gris-gris, grigri; orig. obscure]
References in periodicals archive ?
With a wave of Mother LeRoux's gris-gris stick, New Orleans culture and Cajun characters bring new life to the familiar Cinderella fairy tale.
Tara Betts and Treasure Shields Redmond have fused the cerebral with the earthy; they spit fire and gris-gris along with philosophy, offering their words, like the lives imagined in their poems, forged, as Betts says, "in such fluent heat.
En Espagne, sa maniere de jouer lui a souvent valu les reproches de ses adversaires, certains estimant que le Bresilien provoquait trop avec ses gris-gris et ses gestes techniques.
On "Red River,'' Petty is smitten by a lovable basket-case who has placed her blind faith into practically anything she can get her hands on (including rosary beads, lucky rabbit's foot, black cat bones and gris-gris stick), but Petty has a better course of action to save her soul.
Actualites Eecrit par Anne-Marie Reine Le Pape* Gris-gris L'avocate insiste : sans revenu et avec trois enfants un.
At a smaller location in New Orleans, which opens this summer, W had the place "completely gutted, 20 feet into the ground," Becil says, in order to open up the interior and build in the themes of jazz and the dark arts--tarot, gris-gris, amulets--into the architecture.
It's more likely his discontent was caused by strange voodoo happenings than by going out of the placepot in the first leg, but I know he'd sympathise with the plight of today's racegoers (note: readers under the age of 40 with no knowledge of gris-gris music should ignore this reference and move straight to the second paragraph).