1. (Science: zoology) a cricket or grasshopper. Any small eel.
The broad-nosed eel see glut.
2. Heath. As merry as a grig etymology uncertain, a saying supposed by some to be a corruption of As merry as a Greek; by others, to be an allusion to the cricket.
Origin: cf. Sw. Krak little creature, reptile; or D. Kriek cricket, E. Cricket.