Definition of phiz:
mark, mug, fall guy, patsy, osculator, Hablot Knight Browne, indorsement, fool, countenance, chump, warrant, sanction, sucker, endorsement, visage, physiognomy, Browne, smiler, soft touch, imprimatur, gull, kisser, mugful.
- "The History of "Punch"", M. H. Spielmann.
He was not at all funny- no one out of our immediate family circle, in fact almost no one but W. J. himself, who flowered in every waste, seems to have struck me as funny in those years; but he was to remain with me a picture of somebody in Dickens, one of the Phiz if not the Cruikshank pictures.- "A Small Boy and Others", Henry James.
The terminations which always make the regular plural in es, with increase of syllables, are twelve; namely, ce, ge, ch soft, che soft, sh, ss, s, se, x, xe, z, and ze: as in face, faces; age, ages; torch, torches; niche, niches; dish, dishes; kiss, kisses; rebus, rebuses; lens, lenses; chaise, chaises; corpse, corpses; nurse, nurses; box, boxes; axe, axes; phiz, phizzes; maze, mazes.- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.