= G =
grilf // n.
Girlfriend. Like newsfroup and
filk, a typo reincarnated as a new word. Seems to have
originated sometime in 1992 on Usenet. [A friend tells me
there was a Lloyd Biggle SF novel "Watchers Of The Dark", in
which alien species after species goes insane and begins to chant
"Grilf! Grilf!". A human detective eventually determines that
the word means "Liar!" I hope this has nothing to do with the
popularity of the Usenet term. --ESR]
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.