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Definition of "organ-grinder" []

  • A strolling musician who “grinds” out music from a barrel-organ. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "organ-grinder" in a sentence
  • "She left me three separately framed sketches of an organ-grinder monkey - hearing no evil (hands over his ears), speaking no evil (hand over his mouth), seeing no evil (hands covering his eyes)."
  • "But when the so-called organ-grinder monkeys reach sexual maturity around 5 years old, they can turn dangerous and destructive."
  • "There is one beautiful sight in the East End, and only one, and it is the children dancing in the street when the organ-grinder goes his round."