There are 2 definitions of Phiz in English:


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Pronunciation: /fɪz
  • (1815–82), English illustrator; pseudonym of Hablot Knight Browne. He illustrated many of Dickens’s works, including Martin Chuzzlewit, Pickwick Papers, and Bleak House. He took his pseudonym to complement Dickens’s ‘Boz’.

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There are 2 definitions of Phiz in English:


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Pronunciation: /fɪz
(also phizog, fizzog /ˈfɪzɒg/)


British informal
  • A person’s face or expression: it was enough to paste his phiz on the cover of Time magazine
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    • I am forced to leave the magazine face downwards where her mighty fizzog can be safely forgotten for a few precious moments of sanctuary.
    • It is 2014 and the Botox butchers have finally been outlawed - not before leaving their indelible mark on the phizogs of every Scot desperate enough to believe the hype.
    • Or the wealthy, aging, American who desperately awaits the call to say that, thanks to a tragic accident in which a beautiful young women died, she can now check into the clinic to receive the phizog of her dreams.


late 17th century: abbreviation of physiognomy.

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