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dozen2

[doh-zuh n] /ˈdoʊ zən/
verb (used with object), Scot.
1.
to stun.
Origin of dozen2
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (Scots); see doze1
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British Dictionary definitions for dozened

dozen

/ˈdʌzən/
determiner
1.
preceded by a or a numeral
  1. twelve or a group of twelve: a dozen eggs, two dozen oranges
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): give me a dozen, there are at least a dozen who haven't arrived yet
noun (pl) dozens, dozen
2.
by the dozen, in large quantities
3.
4.
talk nineteen to the dozen, to talk without stopping
See also dozens
Derived Forms
dozenth, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French douzaine, from douze twelve, from Latin duodecim, from duo two + decem ten
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Word Origin and History for dozened

dozen

n.

c.1300, from Old French dozaine "a dozen," from doze (12c.) "twelve," from Latin duodecim "twelve," from duo "two" + decem "ten" (see ten).

The Old French fem. suffix -aine is characteristically added to cardinals to form collectives in a precise sense ("exactly 12," not "about 12"). The dozens "invective contest" (1928) originated in slave culture, the custom probably African, the word probably from bulldoze (q.v.) in its original sense of "a whipping, a thrashing."

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Slang definitions & phrases for dozened

dozen

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a dime a dozen

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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