noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from physiognomy Date: 1685 face

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Phiz — Phiz, n.; pl. {Phizes}. [Contr. fr. physiognomy.] The face or visage. [Colloq.] Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phiz —   [fɪz], britischer Zeichner, Browne, Hablot Knight …   Universal-Lexikon

  • phiz — 1680s, jocular abbreviation of PHYSIOGNOMY (Cf. physiognomy); hence face, countenance, facial expression …   Etymology dictionary

  • phiz — [fiz] n. [contr. < PHYSIOGNOMY] [Old Slang] a face or facial expression …   English World dictionary

  • phiz — phi·los·o·phiz·er; phiz; …   English syllables

  • phiz — /fiz/, n. Slang. face. [abbr. of PHYSIOGNOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • PHIZ —    the pseudonym of Hablot K. Browne, the illustrator of the first edition of the Pickwick Papers of Dickens …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Phiz — Hablot K Browne illustrator of the Pickwick Papers of Dickens–Boz …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • phiz — fizz …   American English homophones

  • phiz — fɪz n. (Slang) external appearance; expression …   English contemporary dictionary

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