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bejewel

[bih-joo-uh l]
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verb (used with object), be·jew·eled, be·jew·el·ing or (especially British) be·jew·elled, be·jew·el·ling.
  1. to adorn with or as if with jewels.

Origin of bejewel

First recorded in 1550–60; be- + jewel
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Examples from the Web for bejewel

Historical Examples

  • I am going to bejewel my house with books and then I am going to live.

    The Jucklins

    Opie Read


British Dictionary definitions for bejewel

bejewel

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
  1. (tr) to decorate with or as if with jewels
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Word Origin and History for bejewel

v.

1550s, from be- + jewel. Related: Bejeweled.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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