bedeck

[ bih-dek ]
/ bɪˈdɛk /

verb (used with object)

to deck out; adorn, especially in a showy or gaudy manner.

Nearby words

  1. beddoes,
  2. beddoes, thomas lovell,
  3. beddy-bye,
  4. bede,
  5. bede, saint,
  6. bedecked,
  7. bedeguar,
  8. bedehouse,
  9. bedel,
  10. bedesman

Origin of bedeck

First recorded in 1560–70; be- + deck

Related formsun·be·decked, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bedeck

bedeck

/ (bɪˈdɛk) /

verb

(tr) to cover with decorations; adorn
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Word Origin and History for bedeck

bedeck

v.

1560s, from be- + deck (v.). Related: Bedecked; bedecking.

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