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bejewel

[ bih-joo-uh l ]
/ bɪˈdʒu əl /
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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.

Nearby words

beit knesset, beja, bejabbers, bejel, bejesus, bejewel, bejeweled, bejewelled, bekaa, bekesy, georg von, bekhterev

Origin of bejewel

First recorded in 1550–60; be- + jewel
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British Dictionary definitions for bejewelled (1 of 2)

bejewelled

US bejeweled

/ (bɪˈdʒuːəld) /

adjective

decorated with or as if with jewels

British Dictionary definitions for bejewelled (2 of 2)

bejewel

/ (bɪˈdʒuːəl) /

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

(tr) to decorate with or as if with jewels
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Word Origin and History for bejewelled

bejewel


v.

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

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