- The definition of a grimace is a face indicating displeasure, usually made by twisting up your facial features into an unpleasant expression.
An example of a grimace is the way your face looks right after you bite into a lemon.
- To grimace is defined as to make an unpleasant fact or twist up your facial features, often to indicate displeasure.
An example of grimace is when you make a face upon biting into a sour lemon.
A young woman grimaces.
grimace definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French altered (with pejorative suffix) ; from Old French grimuche, probably ; from Frankish an unverified form grima, a mask, akin to Old English grima: see grime
grimace definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from Old French grimache, alteration of grimuche, probably from Frankish *grīma, mask.
- grimˈac·er noun