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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 previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: F-M (1900)

by Joseph Wright

Girning, ppl. adj., see (2, b); (8) Girny-gogabby, sb., see (1). (1) Se.

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.

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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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