dizen
transitive verb Etymology: earlier disen to dress a distaff with flax, from Middle Dutch Date: 1619 archaic bedizen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dizen — Diz en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dizened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dizening}.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a foolish manner, and allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put tow or flax on a distaff, i. e., to dress it. Cf. {Distaff}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dizen — index embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dizen — [dī′zən; ] also [ diz′ən] vt. [MDu disen, to put flax on a distaff < LowG diesse, bunch of flax, akin to OE dis : see DISTAFF] Archaic BEDIZEN …   English World dictionary

  • dizen — dizenment, n. /duy zeuhn, diz euhn/, v.t. Archaic. to deck with clothes or finery; bedizen. [1520 30; dis bunch of flax on a DISTAFF + EN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dizen — Synonyms and related words: adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, color, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, doll up, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, fancy up, fig out, fix up, furbish, garnish, get up, grace,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dizen — v. dress in a flashy manner; bedizen, decorate in a cheap showy manner; attire, deck, clothe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dizen — di•zen [[t]ˈdaɪ zən, ˈdɪz ən[/t]] v. t. archaic to bedizen • Etymology: 1520–30; dis bunch of flax on a distaff+ en I …   From formal English to slang

  • dizen —  to dress. N. Hence bedizen d out, over, awkwardly, or improperly dressed …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • dizen — verb dress up garishly and tastelessly • Syn: ↑bedizen • Hypernyms: ↑overdress, ↑dress up, ↑fig out, ↑fig up, ↑deck up, ↑gussy up, ↑fancy up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dizened — Dizen Diz en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dizened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dizening}.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a foolish manner, and allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put tow or flax on a distaff, i. e., to dress it. Cf. {Distaff}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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