[diz-nee-fahy, ‐ni‐]
verb (used with object), Dis·ney·fied, Dis·ney·fy·ing.
  1. 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 formsDis·ney·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disneyfy


verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  1. to transform (historical places, local customs, etc) into trivial entertainment for tourists
Derived FormsDisneyfication, noun

Word Origin for Disneyfy

C20: from the Disneyland amusement park
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