- to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.
Origin of faze
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Examples from the Web for fazed
Despite speculation of what could have prompted Kloss to skip the lucrative Fashion Week—some were less than fazed.Backstage at Jason Wu Fall 2012 Show (PHOTOS)
Isabel Wilkinson, Kevin Tachman
February 11, 2012
None of the hoopla seemed to have fazed the Iranian president, who loves to bask in controversy during his U.S. visits.Ahmadinejad Basks in His Own Glory
September 23, 2011
She's just rollin' out o' th' feathers, an' she's quite enough for me—always has me fazed to a frazzle.
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?
- disconcerted; worried; disturbed
- (tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb
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.