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dizen

[ dahy-zuhn, diz-uhn ]
/ ˈdaɪ zən, ˈdɪz ən /
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verb (used with object) Archaic.
to deck with clothes or finery; bedizen.
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Origin of dizen

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dizen

di·zen·ment, noun

Words nearby dizen

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How to use dizen in a sentence

  • 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
/ (ˈdaɪzən) /

verb
an archaic word for bedizen

Derived forms of dizen

dizenment, noun

Word Origin for dizen

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