Definition of the noun Girning
What does Girning mean as a name of something?
- [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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A New Pocket-dictionary of the English and Swedish Languages (1890)
A 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.
Chambers'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.
The Cabinet dictionary of the English language (1871)
by English language
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.
Anagrams of GIRNING
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- GIN RING
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