[bih-joo-uh l]

verb (used with object), be·jew·eled, be·jew·el·ing or (especially British) be·jew·elled, be·jew·el·ling.

to adorn with or as if with jewels.

Origin of bejewel

First recorded in 1550–60; be- + jewel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of bejeweled

Historical Examples of bejeweled

  • One of the laughing and bejeweled women took her place at the piano.

    Secret Armies

    John L. Spivak

  • We faced each other, my antagonist baring an arm which, despite the bejeweled hand, was to the full as big-muscled as my own.

  • I was paraded for the curiosity of empty-headed girls, outrageously dcollet and bejeweled.

  • The restaurants could seat no more, and a bejeweled, scented throng stood in the doorways and struggled for the vacant tables.


    Arthur Cheny Train

  • Then I managed, after a lot of trouble, to get that bejeweled sinful collar off his neck.

    Believe You Me!

    Nina Wilcox Putnam

British Dictionary definitions for bejeweled


verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled

(tr) to decorate with or as if with jewels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bejeweled



1550s, from be- + jewel. Related: Bejeweled.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper