[ dahy-zuh n, diz-uh n ]
/ ˈdaɪ zən, ˈdɪz ən /

verb (used with object) Archaic.

to deck with clothes or finery; bedizen.

Origin of dizen

1520–30; dis- bunch of flax on a distaff + -en1

Related forms

di·zen·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for dizen

  • Ye think ye've a hard time o't, but there's waur things than sewin' jackets at thirteenpence the dizen.'

    The Guinea Stamp|Annie S. Swan

British Dictionary definitions for dizen


/ (ˈdaɪzən) /


an archaic word for bedizen

Derived Forms

dizenment, noun

Word Origin for dizen

C16: from Middle Dutch dīsen to dress a distaff with flax; see distaff
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