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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.

Google previewA Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1894)

For the Use of Students by John R. Clark Hall

gird = giord girdan=pyrdan girela=gierela giren = grin glrian = gearwian glrnan, girning = giornan, geornung glrness=georness girran=gyrran girstbitung ...

Google previewThe New Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1775)

Containing and Additional Collection of Words, with Their Explications and Etymologies ... Also an Explication of Hard and Technical Words, of Terms, in All Arts and Sciences ... To which is Added a Dictionary of Cant Words by Nathan Bailey

- GIRNING, grinning. GIVEN (of $ifan, Sax.) bestowed, afforded, produced. GIVEN to, propense or addićted to GIZ 'ZARD. See Gbizzard. GLAB'RITY (glabritas, L.) smoothness, bareness of hair.

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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