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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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It's not like she hadn't been warned, the other semifinalists having already faced his flinty fizzog across his interview desk of doom and experienced his total refusal to shake hands or even look up while talking to them.
If you can get your fizzog round a few of these, it'll save it being as long as Livery Street if you come round our end....
You might notice I rarely miss an opportunity to get my fizzog on the box.
Scottish Cartoon Art Studio co-ordinator Terry Anderson said: "Fizzer comes from the French 'visage' which becomes 'fizzog' which in turns becomes 'fizzer'.
Players would draw cards with various faces on them and have to recreate those likenesses on Mr Pop's blank, spring-loaded fizzog before the timer ran out and all their hard work was catapulted across the living room floor.
It runs across my forehead and down the bridge of my nose, as if a face painter had run out of ideas and just decided to draw a big red T on my fizzog, I hope in recognition of my favourite drink rather than a comment on my character.
THE 50% FUNNIER COMEDY TOUR WITH FIZZOG PRODUCTIONS: mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.
Having spotted me, the smile of contentment on her fizzog dropped, the Biscuit Monitor having been well and truly caught with her fat fingers in the tin.
"If yow'm comin' to Dudley, beware a Fizzog wench."
I tuned in ready for the first at Lingfield, only to be greeted by the young shaver's grinning fizzog telling us how Sir Michael Stoute's last five runners had all won.
There was a time when floppy-hatted, baby-faced Volpeliere-Pierrot was as ubiquitous as oxygen - his (fairly undemanding) jazz-pop blaring out of every radio, while impressionable girls up and down the country plastered pictures of his teen idol fizzog all over their bedrooms walls.
The three ladies are otherwise also known as the comedy group Fizzog, a production company they formed in 2000.