gizzen

adjective giz·zen \ˈgizən\
variants: or

gizzened

\-nənd\

Definition of gizzen

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  dried out :  leaky because of dryness —used of wood products

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  wizened, shriveled —used of a person

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at yawn


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