verb (used with object), fazed, faz·ing.

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

Origin of faze

1820–30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze
Can be confusedfaze phase

Synonyms for faze

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Contemporary Examples of fazed

  • Despite speculation of what could have prompted Kloss to skip the lucrative Fashion Week—some were less than fazed.

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    Backstage at Jason Wu Fall 2012 Show (PHOTOS)

    Isabel Wilkinson, Kevin Tachman

    February 11, 2012

  • None of the hoopla seemed to have fazed the Iranian president, who loves to bask in controversy during his U.S. visits.

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    Ahmadinejad Basks in His Own Glory

    Babak Dehghanpisheh

    September 23, 2011

Historical Examples of fazed

  • She's just rollin' out o' th' feathers, an' she's quite enough for me—always has me fazed to a frazzle.

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    Jeffery Farnol

  • Sure, but this guy's got her fazed—she thinks he's square all right—she'll trust him an' then—s'posin' he ain't?

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    Jeffery Farnol

British Dictionary definitions for fazed



disconcerted; worried; disturbed



(tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb

Word Origin for faze

C19: variant of feeze
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Word Origin and History for fazed



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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