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[bih-joo-uh l] /bɪˈdʒu əl/
verb (used with object), bejeweled, bejeweling or (especially British) bejewelled, bejewelling.
to adorn with or as if with jewels.
Origin of bejewel
First recorded in 1550-60; be- + jewel Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One of the laughing and bejeweled women took her place at the piano.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • We faced each other, my antagonist baring an arm which, despite the bejeweled hand, was to the full as big-muscled as my own.

    The Master of Appleby

    Francis Lynde
  • I was paraded for the curiosity of empty-headed girls, outrageously dcollet and bejeweled.

    The Wasted Generation Owen Johnson
  • The restaurants could seat no more, and a bejeweled, scented throng stood in the doorways and struggled for the vacant tables.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • Then I managed, after a lot of trouble, to get that bejeweled sinful collar off his neck.

    Believe You Me! Nina Wilcox Putnam
British Dictionary definitions for bejeweled


verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
(transitive) to decorate with or as if with jewels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bejeweled



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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