dizen

[dahy-zuh n, diz-uh n]
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Origin of dizen

1520–30; dis- bunch of flax on a distaff + -en1
Related formsdi·zen·ment, noun
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Historical Examples of 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
  1. 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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