bedaub

[bih-dawb]
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Origin of bedaub

First recorded in 1545–55; be- + daub
Related formsun·be·daubed, adjective
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Related Words for bedaub

sully, smirch, anoint, soil, smudge, daub, spread, besmear, stain

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British Dictionary definitions for bedaub

bedaub

verb (tr)
  1. to smear all over with something thick, sticky, or dirty
  2. to ornament in a gaudy or vulgar fashion
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Word Origin and History for bedaub
v.

1550s, from be- + daub (v). Related: Bedaubed; bedaubing.

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