(plural grice or grices)
From Old Norse grÃss.
(third-person singular simple present grices, present participle gricing, simple past and past participle griced)
Unknown, possibly from Richard Grice, the first champion trainspotter, alternatively perhaps a humorous representation of an upper-class pronunciation of grouser (“grouse-shooter"). In either case the derivation could be direct or a back-formation from gricer.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.