I. noun Etymology: probably back-formation from hazy Date: 1706 1. a. fine dust, smoke, or light vapor causing lack of transparency of the air b. a cloudy appearance in a transparent liquid or solid; also a dullness of finish (as on furniture) 2. something suggesting atmospheric haze; especially vagueness of mind or mental perception II. verb (hazed; hazing) Date: 1801 transitive verb to make hazy, dull, or cloudy intransitive verb to become hazy or cloudy III. transitive verb (hazed; hazing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1840 1. a. to harass by exacting unnecessary or disagreeable work b. to harass by banter, ridicule, or criticism 2. to haze by way of initiation <
haze the fraternity pledges
3. West to drive (as cattle or horses) from horseback • hazer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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