[ 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 formsDis·ney·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disneyfy
/ (ˈdɪznɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
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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