Origin of wizened
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of wizen
Examples from the Web for wizened
On this day, I think back to an interview I conducted several years ago with a tiny, wizened woman named Tran Thi Nhut.My Lai 45 Years Later—And the Unknown Atrocities of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan|Nick Turse|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As one wizened figure in The Dragon-Song Chronicle puts it, “Magic is not the only power in this world.”This Week’s Hot Reads, Sept. 24, 2012: David Denby, Alex Witchel & More|Mythili Rao|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She sighs exasperatedly and dispenses surprisingly lucid advice like a wizened old veteran.Chloe Moretz as Carrie & More Badass Roles (Video)|Melissa Leon|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While no one was looking, Darth Vader has been replaced by a wizened, if still ornery, Grandpa Munster.
The old picture of a hustler is a wizened guy, standing on a street corner selling some assortment of unsavory goods.
There came a tap at the door, and the wizened and somewhat cross face of a middle-aged woman appeared.Girls of the True Blue|L. T. Meade
He was a wizened little chap, with scrawny neck and protruding Adam's apple.The Man Who Rocked the Earth|Arthur Train
Wizened grandfathers and stolid large-eyed children ate and panted in the suffocating heat, and gorged again.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
Turkey seemed to be a hulking clod and Toot was wizened and shrill-voiced and sharp.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
A child with a wizened little old face, and with a skeleton body which was powerless from the waist down.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
Word Origin for wizen
Old English wisnian, weosnian "to wither," cognate with Old Norse visna, Old High German wesanen "to dry up, shrivel, wither;" German verwesen "to decay, rot." Related: Wizened.