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A lively, bright person.
[Middle English, dwarf.]
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1. a lively person
2. (Zoology) a short-legged hen
3. (Zoology) a young eel
[C14: dwarf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krik a little creature]
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a very lively, cheerful, rather diminutive person.
[1350–1400; Middle English grig, gregedwarf; orig. uncertain]
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