Definition of Gizzen

1. to shrink [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: shrink



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gizzen

giving medication
giving off
giving out
giving over
giving protection
giving the finger
giving up
givingness
givings
gizard
gizmo
gizmos
gizz
gizzard
gizzards
gizzen (current term)
gizzened
gizzening
gizzens
gizzes
gizzing
gjetost
gjetosts
gju
gjus
glabella
glabellad
glabellae
glabellar
glabellas

Literary usage of Gizzen

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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, ..."

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