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bedizen

[ bih-dahy-zuhn, -diz-uhn ]
/ bɪˈdaɪ zən, -ˈdɪz ən /
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verb (used with object)
to dress or adorn in a showy, gaudy, or tasteless manner: Several bedizened floozies were lounging at the bar.To my dismay, the new PR team bedizened our website with animated images and text.

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Origin of bedizen

First recorded in 1655–65; be- + dizen

OTHER WORDS FROM bedizen

be·di·zen·ment, nounun·be·di·zened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bedizen

bedizen
/ (bɪˈdaɪzən, -ˈdɪzən) /

verb
(tr) archaic to dress or decorate gaudily or tastelessly

Derived forms of bedizen

bedizenment, noun

Word Origin for bedizen

C17: from be- + obsolete dizen to dress up, of uncertain origin
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