Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of girning.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A gurn, or gurning is the ancient English art of pulling very silly faces.

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  • David Tennant has returned to acting, not shouting and gurning, which is a good thing, and Donna has properly settled down now.

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  • Originated at Egremont Crab Fair in 1297 (named after apples not custaceans) after Henry III granted this apple variety a royal charter, 'gurning' was born from expressions caused by the bitterness of the apples.

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  • Originated at Egremont Crab Fair in 1297 named after apples not custaceans after Henry III granted this apple variety a royal charter, 'gurning' was born from expressions caused by the bitterness of the apples.

    Lily Bevan: Dwyle Flunking, Cheese Rolling & Face Gurning ... Halloween Alternatives From the UK

  • He just wanted to show off that he knew what "gurning" was.

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  • I worry that certain sorts of music would now cause weird neck strain from rhythmically ... er, um ... whatever a synonym for "gurning" is ...

    Facial Control for Electric Guitar

  • What if mankind – in the shape of a skinny scientist given to verbal gurning, Professor Cavor (Mark Gatiss), and a pompous, greedy chancer, Julius Bedford (Rory Kinnear) – made a giant leap in 1909, only to find insect-like creatures, Selenites, living on the Moon?

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  • Still, at least compared with the sort of gurning farmhands the show usually features, Blue are good looking – well, all except one, who's got a face like a kneecap soaked in vinegar.

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  • "What ever happened to all those cockerels, eagles, goats ... and other assorted domesticated beasts that once were led around the touchline before a game?" wondered one commenter, who insisted on the right for your club to have a real live mascot, as well as "to have post-match interviews conducted with fans in the background gurning and v-signing rather than sponsors' logos".

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  • Barely five minutes in, Will is already choking on an airless script and bumping desperately off its flyweight supporting players and not even a gurning Kenny Dalglish – playing the scariest-looking fairy godmother you ever did see – can wave his wand and make it right.

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