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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for phiz



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



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



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

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