giz·​zen | \ ˈgizᵊn \
variants: or gizzened \ -​nᵊnd \

Definition of gizzen

1 chiefly Scottish : dried out : leaky because of dryness used of wood products
2 chiefly Scottish : wizened, shriveled used of a person

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History and Etymology for gizzen

gizzen of Scandinavian origin (akin to Norwegian dialect gisen dried out, leaky); gizzened from past participle of Scots gizzen, verb, to dry out, become leaky, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect gisna to dry out, become leaky, from gisen dried out, leaky; akin to Latin hiare to gape, yawn

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“Gizzen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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