gurn

[gə:n]
(also girn)
verb
1》 Brit. pull a grotesque face.
2》 (usu. girn) chiefly Scottish & Irish complain peevishly.
Derivatives
gurner noun
Origin
early 20th cent.: dialect var. of grin.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • gurn — /gûrn/ (dialect) a variant of ↑girn * * * [gərn] v. [intrans.] chiefly Brit. make a grotesque face [as n.] gurning gurning is one of the fair s most popular competitions Derivatives: gurner n. Origin: early 20th cent.: dialect variant of grin * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • gurn — (also girn) ► VERB Brit. ▪ pull a grotesque face. ORIGIN dialect variant of GRIN(Cf. ↑grin) …   English terms dictionary

  • Gurn — This article is about distorted facial expressions. For the teeth clenching associated with drug use, see bruxism. A man gurning …   Wikipedia

  • gürnəşməx’ — (Xanlar) bax gürnəşdəməx’. – İsdi havada gürnəşər qoyun quzu …   Azərbaycan dilinin dialektoloji lüğəti

  • gürnəc — (Tovuz) bax kürnəc. – Heyvannarı isdidə gürnəcə yığırıx …   Azərbaycan dilinin dialektoloji lüğəti

  • gürnəşdəməx’ — (Gədəbəy, Hamamlı) istidən bir yerə toplaşmaq, sıxlaşmaq (qoyunlara aiddir). – Qoyunnar issidə gürnəşdənər (Hamamlı) …   Azərbaycan dilinin dialektoloji lüğəti

  • gurn — girn …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gurn — 1. noun a) A distorted facial expression. b) Front section of neck. 2. verb to make a grotesque face …   Wiktionary

  • gurn — Verb. 1. To make involuntary and unusual facial expressions from imbibing excessive quantities of drugs such as amphetamine or MDMA; it is often apparent at raves or techno/house clubs. Originally gurning was a ruralised competitive freakshow at… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • gurn — /gɜn/ (say gern) Colloquial –verb (i) 1. to make a distorted facial expression, as by protruding the lower jaw, stretching the lips, etc. –noun 2. such a distorted expression. {Scottish girn to snarl, expose the teeth; dialectal variant of grin} …   Australian English dictionary

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