[ bih-zoh-nee-uhn ]
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  1. an indigent rascal; scoundrel.

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) /

  1. archaic a knave or rascal

Origin of bezonian

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

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