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Definition of the noun Girning

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  1. [Northern England] A light-hearted competition in which people girn (make elaborate faces) through a horse collar; most popular in rural parts of England.

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Folklore (2000)

by Jacqueline Simpson, Stephen Roud

gurning, girning. The competitive making of grotesque faces, usually with the face framed by a horse- collar.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

'girning. See Ganch, v ...

Google previewChambers's English Dictionary (1872)

Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c by James Donald (F.R.G.S.)

Girning, grinning. Girth, Gird, a hoop . Slip tlie girtlw, to tumble down like a pack- horse's burden when the girth gives way.

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Scrabble value of G2I1R1N1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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