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grill

noun; analogy
jewelry worn across the front teeth Grill has been used longer to refer to the mouth, especially the grill-like facade formed by smiling teeth. Through metonymy, this simply attached itself to the adornment which was placed across the teeth. There are certainly earlier uses of this term than 2005, at least among the Houston rap community, but I couldn’t specifically cite them, and I had not heard the word used to mean jewelry until this year.
 
Rob the jewelry store and tell em make me a grill.
Etymology : Fr. gril - a gridiron or cooking rack above a fire
Source : Rapper Nelly
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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