Etymology
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phiz (n.)

"face, countenance, facial expression," 1680s, a jocular abbreviation of physiognomy.

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Definitions of phiz
1
phiz (n.)
the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British);
Synonyms: countenance / physiognomy / visage / kisser / smiler / mug
2
Phiz (n.)
English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882);
Synonyms: Browne / Hablot Knight Browne
From wordnet.princeton.edu