Giro vs Girn - What's the difference?
As a proper noun giro
is (cycling) the giro d'italia.
As a verb girn is
) to grimace; to snarl.
As a noun girn is
a vocalization similar to a cat's purring.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(in Europe) A transfer of funds between different account holders, carried out by the bank according to payer's written instructions.
(British, informal) An unemployment benefit cheque.
The use of paper giros is in decline in favour of electronic payments, which are regarded as faster, cheaper and safer due to the reduced risk of fraud.
(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...