Origin of gizzard
Examples from the Web for gizzard
And he stood there smiling at the camp cook, who seemed to be afraid of him, the tin plate held before his gizzard like a shield.The Duke Of Chimney Butte|G. W. Ogden
"'Yes, but she'd know the writin' was diff'rent," Gizzard hastened to observe.
Gizzard was still wondering what Moral Persuasion was like, when he felt Sube groping for his ear again.
Ah, it is that true-lover's knot which sticks so tight in the gizzard of my poor old chick!The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6|Eugne Sue
Now, that scolding wife sticks in my gizzard so pluckily that I can't laugh for the blood and nowns of me.The Contrast|Royall Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for gizzard
Word Origin for gizzard
Word Origin and History for gizzard
"stomach of a bird," late 14c., from Old French gisier (Modern French gésier) "entrails, giblets (of a bird)," probably from Vulgar Latin *gicerium, dissimilated from Latin gigeria (neuter plural) "cooked entrails of a fowl," a delicacy in ancient Rome, from PIE *yekwr- "liver" (see hepatitis). Parasitic -d added 1500s. Later extended to other animals, and, jocularly, to human beings.