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Girning

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 New Pocket-dictionary of the English and Swedish Languages (1890)

girning ...

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 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.

Google previewThe Cabinet dictionary of the English language (1871)

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Girning, grinning. Girskaivie, volatilo ; giddy.

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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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