phiz

[fiz]

noun Slang.


Nearby words

  1. phineas,
  2. phineus,
  3. phish,
  4. phishing,
  5. phitsanulok,
  6. phlebarteriectasia,
  7. phlebectasia,
  8. phlebectomy,
  9. phlebemphraxis,
  10. phlebismus

Origin of phiz

abbreviation of physiognomy

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British Dictionary definitions for phiz

phiz

noun

slang, mainly British the face or a facial expressionan ugly phiz Also called: phizog (ˈfɪzɒɡ, fɪˈzɒɡ)

Word Origin for phiz

C17: colloquial shortening of physiognomy

Phiz

noun

real name Hablot Knight Browne. 1815–82, English painter, noted for his illustrations for Dickens' novels
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Word Origin and History for phiz

phiz

n.

1680s, jocular abbreviation of physiognomy; hence "face, countenance, facial expression."

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