1. the stomach, the solar plexus.
|Diary 17 June n.p.: I find my wife hath something in her gizzard that only waits an opportunity of being provoked to bring up.|
|Vindication of Sir Thomas Player 1/2: ’Tis the Matter, not the Manner that sticks in our Unworthy Respondents Gizzard .|
|Wits Paraphras’d 52: To let thee go, by what the Wizard / Inform’d me, went against my gizard.|
|Recruiting Officer V vi: How those bullets whistle! Suppose they had ben lodged in my gizzard now!|
|Fables and Tales 26: What makes this grumbling in thy Gizzard?‘The Two Lizards’|
|Polite Conversation I 93: Don’t let that stick in your Gizzard.|
|‘Little Boney A-Cockhorse’ inII (1979) 188: A dose of their pills they will clap in his gizzard.|
|Finish to the Adventures of Tom and Jerry (1889) 241: It has always stuck in his gizzard [...] to think as how he had been werry cruelly used by the Fortune Tellers when he was quite a mere boy.|
|‘Ethan Spike’s Visit to Portland’ in Polly Peablossom’s Wedding 116: I sprung at ’em like a wild cat, hollerin’ out that I’d shake their tarnal gizzards out.|
|Bill Arp 42: Some of them whistling bullets or singing bombs will take my old gizzard, kerchunk.|
|Atlanta Constitution 6 Jan. 2/3: A young gentleman was overheard to say to a young lady who had gotten on his right side, ‘Git over next my gizzard’.|
|Philosophy of Johnny the Gent 84: ‘I’m hep to a few things about you meself that’d about get you hung in any country in the world if I wanted to cough up me gizzard to the judge’.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 6 Oct. 4/8: But with gizzards a-gripe / We sighted in type / ‘Six Second-hand Horses for Sale!’.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 16 July 47/1: Quite natchril, Romeo gits wet as ’ell. / ‘It’s me or you!’ ’e ’owls, an’ wiv a yell, / Plunks Tyball through the gizzard wiv ’is sword.‘The Play’|
|Clicking of Cuthbert 124: If there’s one thing that gives me a pain squarely in the centre of the gizzard [...] it’s a golf-lawyer.|
|(con. 1910s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 77: There’ll be a lot of niggers strung up on lamp-posts with their gizzards cut out.Young Lonigan in|
|Horse’s Mouth (1948) 146: I only said what a nice birthday present it would be if someone would stick me in the gizzard with a pig knife.|
|Shiralee 17: He either dies quick with a knife in his gizzard or he lives to be a hundred.|
|Big Rumble 84: I’m gonna cut out your gizzard.|
|Burn 67: Shut up in there, ’less you want some spilt gizzards.|
|Rivethead (1992) 1: Picklin’ his gizzard at any one of a thousand beer joints.|
|Fluke Family Hero 102: He crinkled his eyes closed and waited for twenty knife blades to cut his gizzard out.|
2. the heart.
|Clockmaker II 14: I’m not a man that can’t keep nothin’ in my gizzard, but go right off and blart out all I hear.|
|Gleaner (Manchester, NH) 23 Dec. n.p.: The sixteenth commandment is, ‘fret not thy gizzard’.|
|‘Visit of Condolence’ in Roderick (1972) 35: She’s a bit rough, but she’s got a soft gizzard.|
|Ade’s Fables 109: The brutal Stage Manager wanted to cut the Gizzard out of the Book and omit most of the sentimental Arias.‘The New Fable of the Uplifter’|
|Dict. of Aus. Words And Terms 🌐 GIZZARD—The heart.|
|Holy Smoke 52: Everyone else prayin’ their gizzards out – and you just layin’ around like a stunned mullet!|
|Revolting Rhymes n.p.: There’s something nasty up our tree! / I saw him, mum! My gizzard froze!|
3. (US) courage, guts.
|Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 10 July 14/1: There is nothing like a man with plenty of gizzard.|
|DN III:iv 315: gizzard, n. The seat of one’s courage.‘Word-List From East Alabama’ in|
|You Can’t Win (2000) 32: You can do it too, if you got the gizzard.|
|Runyon on Broadway (1954) 257: He has about as much gizzard as anybody around.‘Dancing Dan’s Christmas’|
4. the throat or mouth.
|Gemel in London 18: The fellow we didn’t know shouts: ‘Shut your gizzard!’ Then the row starts.|
|Riverslake 161: From the way the big bastard was performing in the rec-room, you’d have thought that he’d lost his gizzard.|
|Jeeves in the Offing 10: Bertram was slated to get it in the gizzard.|
|Hazell and the Three-card Trick (1977) 170: As sure as Laurel loves Hardy somebody’s gonna creep up behind an’ slit me fakkin gizzard!|
see hate someone’s guts under gut n.
(US) a mild oath.
|Artemus Ward, His Book 164: Bust my gizzud, but its grate doins.|