girn

verb
\ ˈgirn How to pronounce girn (audio) \
girned; girning; girns

Definition of girn

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: snarl

Other Words from girn

girn noun, chiefly Scotland

First Known Use of girn

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for girn

Middle English, alteration of grinnen to grin, snarl

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“Girn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/girn. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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