[ bih-zoh-nee-uhn ]
/ bɪˈzoʊ ni ən /
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an indigent rascal; scoundrel.
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Origin of bezonian
First recorded in 1585–95; obsolete besoni(o) “raw recruit” (from Italian bisogno “need, needy soldier (i.e., newly landed in Italy from Spain)” + -an
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How to use bezonian in a sentence
They met Mr. Bradlaugh at a little distance, hurrying to the scene of combat with the air of 'Under which king, Bezonian?''That Very Mab'|May Kendall and Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for bezonian
/ (bɪˈzəʊnɪən) /
archaic a knave or rascal
Word Origin for bezonian
C16: from Italian bisogno ill-equipped raw recruit; literally, need
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