A New Mexico slang term for Methamphetamine. Refers to the habit of some users of gritting their teeth.

Grit (?), n. [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. greot grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjot, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

1.

Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.

2.

The coarse part of meal.

3. pl.

Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.

4. Geol.

A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; -- called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.

5.

Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.

6.

Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.

C. Reade. E. P. Whipple.

 

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Grit (?), v. i.

To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.

The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread. Goldsmith.

 

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Grit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gritted; p. pr. &, vb. n. Gritting.]

To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.

[Collog.]

 

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