Definition of Gizzen
1. to shrink [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: shrink
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Literary usage of Gizzen
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... gis- — TO gang gizzen, to crack, gape, or split for want of moisture: ... leaky : see gizzen, a.] 1. To become leaky from shrinkage, owing to want of ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"It's beginning to give again. It s not g'en a bit all day. It's giting a little in the sun. gizzen, v.—To stare rudely, laughing and giggling. ..."
3. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1889)
"i Henry IV., Act v., sc. iv., 1. 149. GIZEN (geiz-n).—An ill-dressed person. gizzen (giz-n).—(i) The gizzard of a bird. (2) The human stomach. ..."
4. Glossary of Words in Use in Cornwall by Margaret Ann Courtney, Thomas Quiller Couch (1880)
"Au gip every taum Au smell it.' Girn, vb. to grin. gizzen ... gizzen, vb. to choke. If a person were swallowing food, and could get it neither up nor down, ..."