dizen

[dahy-zuh n, diz-uh n]

verb (used with object) Archaic.

to deck with clothes or finery; bedizen.

Nearby words

  1. dixy,
  2. diy,
  3. diyarbakir,
  4. diyer,
  5. dizain,
  6. dizygotic,
  7. dizziness,
  8. dizzy,
  9. dizzying,
  10. dièdre

Origin of dizen

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

Related formsdi·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

dizen

verb

an archaic word for bedizen
Derived Formsdizenment, noun

Word Origin for dizen

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

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