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4 letters words from 'girn'


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2 letters words from 'girn'

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All 4 letters words made out of girn

girn igrn grin rgin irgn rign ginr ignr gnir ngir ingr nigr grni rgni gnri ngri rngi nrgi irng ring inrg nirg rnig nrig

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word girn. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in girn.

Definitions and meaning of girn


Alternative forms

  • gurn
  • gurne


Metathesized form of grin.


girn (third-person singular simple present girns, present participle girning, simple past and past participle girned)

  1. (dialectal) To grimace; to snarl.
    • 1999, Jessica Stirling, The Wind from the Hills, St Martin's Press.
      At seventy-five or eighty I will be like a child myself, frail and cantankerous, a girning, burdensome old devil.
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) To whinge, moan, complain.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 107:
      And Jim was just girning all the time. I telled him to shut it.
  3. (intransitive) To make elaborate unnatural and distorted faces as a form of amusement or in a girning competition.


girn (plural girns)

  1. A vocalization similar to a cat's purring.
    • 2002, edited by Richard J. Davidson, Handbook of Affective Sciences, Oxford University Press, p. 569:
      A different vocalization, a girn, simiular to a cat's purring, was observed in infants reunited with their mothers...

See also

  • gowl


  • NGRI, Ring, grin, ring

  • (dialect) to grin, make faces.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)