Gern vs Girn - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between gern and girn
is that gern
is (obsolete) to grin while girn
) to grimace; to snarl.
As a noun girn is
a vocalization similar to a cat's purring.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) To grin.
(obsolete) To yawn.
- [He] gaped like a gulf when he did gern .
(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...