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phiz

(fɪz)
n
(Anatomy) slang chiefly Brit the face or a facial expression: an ugly phiz. Also called: phizog
[C17: colloquial shortening of physiognomy]

Phiz

(fɪz)
n
(Biography) real name Hablot Knight Browne. 1815–82, English painter, noted for his illustrations for Dickens' novels
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Noun1.phiz - English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)Phiz - English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
2.phiz - the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)phiz - the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
human head - the head of a human being
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
pudding face, pudding-face - a large fat human face
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

phiz

[fɪz] Njeta f

phiz

n (dated Brit sl) → Visage f (inf)
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Thousands will flock to Egremont on September 15 to see who can put their head through a horse's collar and "snarl like a dog, look savage, distort the countenance" and come up with a phizog that only a mother could love.
But he looked at Jacko's wonky phizog and decided there was a guy whose recommendation could be trusted - so I might hazard a guess he was a little, well, vulnerable when it came to his appearance.
It has Miliband's face on the top And Nick Clegg's phizog on the bottom.
THORNHILL: Well, there is no answering for what happened before we were born, but by the way I should have thought something had frightened your mother for you certainly have a queer Malay phizog of your own (pointing to the door) step outside, my man till I am operated on, but don't go far from the door lest I should not find you when I come out (15) (Hector betrays great reluctance.
One look at my phizog reveals my terrible paper round, even now.
Not content with having the smug mug of Chelsea's forgotten superstar Michael Ballack on every other billboard advertising mobile phones, the phizog of French diva Celine Dion fixes you with an unnerving stare at every bus-stop.