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verb (used with object), fazed, faz·ing.
  1. to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.

Origin of faze

1820–30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze
Can be confusedfaze phase


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disconcert, discomfit, perturb, fluster, confound.
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  • She's just rollin' out o' th' feathers, an' she's quite enough for me—always has me fazed to a frazzle.

    The Definite Object

    Jeffery Farnol

  • Sure, but this guy's got her fazed—she thinks he's square all right—she'll trust him an' then—s'posin' he ain't?

    The Definite Object

    Jeffery Farnol

British Dictionary definitions for fazed


  1. disconcerted; worried; disturbed


  1. (tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb

Word Origin

C19: variant of feeze
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Word Origin and History for fazed



1830, American English variant of Kentish dialect feeze "to frighten, alarm, discomfit" (mid-15c.), from Old English fesian, fysian "drive away," from Proto-Germanic *fausjanan (cf. Swedish fösa "drive away," Norwegian föysa). Related: Fazed; fazing.

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