from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. Scots To complain in a whining voice.
- intransitive v. Scots To contort one's face; grimace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To grimace; to snarl.
- v. To whinge, moan, complain.
- v. To make elaborate unnatural and distorted faces as a form of amusement or in a girning competition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To grin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grin; snarl.
- n. A grin.
- n. A yawn.
- n. A trap or snare for catching animals, birds, etc.: also used figuratively.
- To entrap or ensnare by, or as if by, a girn.
Middle English girnen, variant of grinnen, grennan; see grin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Metathesized form of grin. (Wiktionary)