- to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt: The worst insults cannot faze him.
Origin of faze
- (tr) to disconcert; worry; disturb
Word Origin and History for fazes
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.