Middle English, alteration of grinnen to grin, snarl
12th century, in the meaning defined above
The History of 'Girn'
'Girn' began as a spelling variant of 'grin', but quickly took on a meaning of its own
“Girn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/girn. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.
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