[ri-fresh-uh n]

Origin of refreshen

First recorded in 1775–85; re- + freshen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for refreshen

Historical Examples of refreshen

  • You've been out too long, perhaps; but your tea will refreshen you.

    The Carroll Girls

    Mabel Quiller-Couch

  • He has endeavored to refreshen the colors by removing the dust that may have settled.

  • Remove the cloths and iron as before, slapping with the back of the brush, then brushing the nap to refreshen the cloth.

    The Copeland Method

    Vanness Copeland

  • Then remove the iron and sponge cloths, then slap with the back of the brush to refreshen and brighten the cloth or garment.

    The Copeland Method

    Vanness Copeland

  • There's nothin' so refreshen' as sleep, sir, as the servant girl said afore she drank the egg-cupful of laudanum.'

    The Pickwick Papers

    Charles Dickens