Definition of Girning

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



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Definition of Girning

1. girn [v] - See also: girn

Girning Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Girning

girlygirls
girlyman
girlymen
girlz
girlzine
girlzines
girned
girnel
girnels
girner
girners
girnie
girnier
girniest
girning (current term)
girns
giro
giro account
giro cheque
girolle
girolles
giron
gironic
girons
giros
girosol
girosols
girr
girrock

Literary usage of Girning

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1. The Highland Bagpipe: Its History, Literature, and Music, with Some Account by Wiliam Laird Manson (1901)
"Like a' the girning piper race " shows that the pipe then commonly used in Jedburgh was the Lowland, as that inflated with the mouth prevented ..."

2. The Life of Mansie Wauch: Tailor in Dalkeith by David Macbeth Moir (1868)
"I thought all the sheep-heads were looking at one another, and then girn-girning at me. At last I grew desperate; and my hair was as stiff as wire, ..."

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