Girn vs Garn - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between girn and garn
is that girn
is a vocalization similar to a cat's purring while garn
As a verb girn
) to grimace; to snarl.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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.
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...
From (etyl) gearn. Compare also Danish and Old Norse garn.
(obsolete) yarn (twisted fibers for weaving)
* 1912 , (George Bernard Shaw), :
- Mrs Pearce: She may be married.
- Liza: Garn!