faze

[ feyz ]
/ feɪz /
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verb (used with object), fazed, faz·ing.

to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.

Nearby words

  1. fayalite,
  2. faye correction,
  3. fayetteville,
  4. fayre,
  5. fayum,
  6. fazed,
  7. façade,
  8. façon,
  9. façonné,
  10. faïence

Origin of faze

1820–30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze

Can be confusedfaze phase

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British Dictionary definitions for faze

faze

/ (feɪz) /

verb

(tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb

Word Origin for faze

C19: variant of feeze

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Word Origin and History for faze

faze

v.

1830, American English variant of Kentish dialect feeze "to frighten, alarm, discomfit" (mid-15c.), from Old English fesian, fysian "drive away," from Proto-Germanic *fausjanan (cf. Swedish fösa "drive away," Norwegian föysa). Related: Fazed; fazing.

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