Definition of grawlix in English:

grawlix

noun

  • A string of typographical symbols (such as %@$&*!) used in place of an obscenity, especially in comic strips.

    ‘the slur was replaced with a grawlix’

Origin

1960s: coined by Mort Walker (born 1923), US creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey, apparently as a nonsense word.

Pronunciation

grawlix

/ˈɡrɔːlɪks/