Etymology 1


grice (plural grice or grices)

(now Scotland) A pig, especially a young pig, or its meat; sometimes specifically, a breed of wild pig or boar native to Scotland, now extinct.

Etymology 2


grice (third-person singular simple present grices, present participle gricing, simple past and past participle griced)

(UK, rail transport, slang) to act as a trainspotter; to partake in the activity or hobby of trainspotting.

Etymology 3


grice (plural grices)

(obsolete) A gree; a step.


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Proper noun

Grice (plural Grices)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Grice is the 3984th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 8914 individuals. Grice is most common among White (65.26%) and Black/African American (30.1%) individuals.


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Source: Wiktionary

Grice, n. Etym: [OE. gris, grise; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. grss, Sw. gris, Dan. grus, also Gr. , Skr. ghrshvi, boar. Cf. Grise, Griskin.]

Definition: A little pig. [Written also grise.] [Scot.]

Grice, n.

Definition: See Gree, a step. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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