Origin of shend

before 900; Middle English s(c)henden, Old English (ge)scendan (cognate with Dutch schenden, German schänden), derivative of scand shame, infamy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of shent

  • He'll be shent,Pale unrelentor, When he shall hear the wedding lutes a playing.


    John Keats

British Dictionary definitions for shent


verb shends, shending or shent (ʃɛnt) (tr) archaic
  1. to put to shame
  2. to chide or reproach
  3. to injure or destroy

Word Origin for shend

Old English gescendan, from scand shame
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