girn

1
[gurn]

girn

2
[gurn]
noun, verb (used with object) Scot.
  1. grin2.
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Examples from the Web for girn

Historical Examples of girn

  • And he gave a girn, that stretched his mouth from ear to ear.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch

    David Macbeth Moir

  • She has a way of glowerin' a body and giving a bit of a girn to her mouth.

    The Northern Iron

    George A. Birmingham

  • The girn, my informant said, was never out its face, and it yammered on night and day.

    Folk Lore

    James Napier

  • She'll come to hell efter me to girn at me, an' set them on me wi' their reid het taings, and curse me.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for girn

girn

verb (intr) Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. to snarl
  2. to grimace; pull grotesque faces
  3. to complain fretfully or peevishly

Word Origin for girn

C14: a variant of grin
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