| Share
 

Grimwig

A choleric old gentleman fond of contradiction, generally ending with the words “or I'll eat my head.” He is the friend of Brownlow. (Dickens: Oliver Twist.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Grimwig from Infoplease:

  • Grimwig - Grimwig A choleric old gentleman fond of contradiction, generally ending with the words “or ...
  • Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: G - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "G"

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring