uglify

[uhg-luh-fahy]

Origin of uglify

First recorded in 1570–80; ugly + -fy
Related formsug·li·fi·ca·tion, nounug·li·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uglify

uglify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or become ugly or more ugly
Derived Formsuglification, nounuglifier, noun
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Word Origin and History for uglify
v.

1570s; see ugly + -fy. Related: uglified; uglifying.

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