Girn vs Garn - What's the difference?

girn | garn |


As nouns the difference between girn and garn

is that girn is a vocalization similar to a cat's purring while garn is yarn.

As a verb girn

is (label) to grimace; to snarl.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

girn

English

Alternative forms

* gurn * gurne

Verb

(en verb)
  • (label) To grimace; to snarl.
  • *1999 , (Jessica Stirling), The Wind from the Hills , St Martin's Press.
  • To whinge, moan, complain.
  • *2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 107:
  • (label) To make elaborate unnatural and distorted faces as a form of amusement or in a girning competition.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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

    Anagrams

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    garn

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) gearn. Compare also Danish and Old Norse garn.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (obsolete) yarn (twisted fibers for weaving)
  • Etymology 2

    From .

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • * 1912 , (George Bernard Shaw), :
  • Mrs Pearce: She may be married.
    Liza: Garn!

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