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[dahy-zuh n, diz-uh n] /ˈdaɪ zən, ˈdɪz ən/
verb (used with object), Archaic.
to deck with clothes or finery; bedizen.
Origin of dizen
1520-30; dis- bunch of flax on a distaff + -en1
Related forms
dizenment, noun Unabridged
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  • Ye think ye've a hard time o't, but there's waur things than sewin' jackets at thirteenpence the dizen.'

    The Guinea Stamp Annie S. Swan
British Dictionary definitions for dizen


an archaic word for bedizen
Derived Forms
dizenment, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Middle Dutch dīsen to dress a distaff with flax; see distaff
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