[bih-zoh-nee-uh n]

noun Archaic.

an indigent rascal; scoundrel.

Origin of bezonian

1585–95; obsolete besoni(o) raw recruit (< Italian bisogno need, needy soldier < ?) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bezonian

Historical Examples of bezonian

  • 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



archaic a knave or rascal

Word Origin for bezonian

C16: from Italian bisogno ill-equipped raw recruit; literally, need
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