Definition of the Grim Reaper in English:

the Grim Reaper


  • A personification of death in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe.

    ‘he met the Grim Reaper a decade later’
    and → death
    • ‘Crucially, no-one else had died in Emmerdale over Christmas so it was odds-on the Grim Reaper was sharpening his scythe for someone come the turn of New Year.’