variants or gizzened
chiefly Scottish : dried out : leaky because of dryness
used of wood products
chiefly Scottish : wizened, shriveled
used of a person

Word History


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 19 Jun. 2024.

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