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phiz

[fiz] /fɪz/
noun, Slang.
1.
face.
Origin
abbreviation of physiognomy
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British Dictionary definitions for phizzes

phiz

/fɪz/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly Brit) the face or a facial expression: an ugly phiz Also called phizog (ˈfɪzɒɡ; fɪˈzɒɡ)
Word Origin
C17: colloquial shortening of physiognomy

Phiz

/fɪz/
noun
1.
real name Hablot Knight Browne. 1815–82, English painter, noted for his illustrations for Dickens' novels
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Word Origin and History for phizzes

phiz

n.

1680s, jocular abbreviation of physiognomy; hence "face, countenance, facial expression."

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Slang definitions & phrases for phizzes

phiz

noun

The face; mug

[1688+; fr physiognomy]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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