gizzen

adjective

giz·​zen
ˈgizᵊn
variants or gizzened
-nᵊnd
1
chiefly Scottish : dried out : leaky because of dryness
used of wood products
2
chiefly Scottish : wizened, shriveled
used of a person

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gizzen. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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