Origin of phiz
Examples from the Web for phiz
He has a long pedigree, a crooked tail and the drollest "phiz" in dogdom.Story of My Life|Helen Keller
So far as I am aware, no illustration by "Phiz" of this subject is extant.Dickens and His Illustrators|Frederic G. Kitton
There were also five by Phiz, which were not engraved, and one by Leech.Pickwickian Manners and Customs|Percy Fitzgerald
"Phiz" may now be said to have fairly commenced his career as a book-illustrator.'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne), a Memoir.|Fred. G. Kitton
I have always longed to have my phiz, labeled Portrait of a Gent, staring from the wall at an exhibition.
Word Origin for phiz
1680s, jocular abbreviation of physiognomy; hence "face, countenance, facial expression."