[ diz-nee-fahy, ‐ni‐ ]
/ ˈdɪz niˌfaɪ, ‐nɪ‐ /

verb (used with object), Dis·ney·fied, Dis·ney·fy·ing.

to create or alter in a simplified, sentimentalized, or contrived form or manner: museums that have become Disneyfied to attract more visitors.

Origin of Disneyfy

1970–75, Americanism; Disney + -fy

Related forms

Dis·ney·fi·ca·tion, noun
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/ (ˈdɪznɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to transform (historical places, local customs, etc) into trivial entertainment for tourists

Derived Forms

Disneyfication, noun

Word Origin for Disneyfy

C20: from the Disneyland amusement park
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