feaze

1
[feez]

Origin of feaze

1
1560–70; akin to Dutch vezelen to fray, Middle Dutch veze frayed edge, Old English fæs fringe

feaze

2
[feez, feyz]
noun
  1. feeze.

feeze

or feaze

[feez, feyz]
noun Dialect.
  1. a state of vexation or worry.
  2. a violent rush or impact.

Origin of feeze

1350–1400; Middle English fese blast, rush, fesen to drive, chase, frighten; compare Old English (Anglian) fēsan, (West Saxon) fȳsan
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Examples from the Web for feaze

Historical Examples of feaze

  • She gets them, any way, and they don't seem to feaze her a particle.

    Peggy Stewart at School

    Gabrielle E. Jackson

  • Her opinion of him, however, did not feaze Harris in the least.

  • But it's only fair to warn you that it may turn up some things that'll feaze you.

    The Price

    Francis Lynde


British Dictionary definitions for feaze

feaze

1
verb
  1. nautical to make or become unravelled or frayed

Word Origin for feaze

C16: perhaps from obsolete Dutch vese fringe, from Middle Dutch vese, veze fringe; related to Old English fæs

feaze

2
verb, noun
  1. a variant of feeze, faze

feeze

feaze

dialect
verb
  1. (tr) to beat
  2. to drive off
  3. mainly US to disconcert; worry
noun
  1. a rush
  2. mainly US a state of agitation

Word Origin for feeze

Old English fēsian
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