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Definition of "grizzly" []

  • Grayish or flecked with gray. (adjective)
  • A grizzly bear. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grizzly" in a sentence
  • "A mama grizzly is a conservative woman with "common sense," as Sarah Palin puts it, someone who "rises up" to protect her children when she sees them endangered by bad policies in Washington."
  • "I wonder if a grizzly is anything like a polar and can swim for miles out at sea?"
  • "ED HENRY, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, nearly five years after vowing he'd get Osama bin Laden dead or alive, President Bush today acknowledged the terrorist is a major threat all around the world, taking the extraordinary step of quoting bin Laden's own words in letters to followers as well as what he called grizzly al Qaeda manuals to dramatize just how potent the terror group is right now, a delicate balancing act for this president."