A Word A Day : Bedizen
Saturday, 20th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : bi-díz-z'n
1. To dress or decorate somebody or something in a way that seems exaggeratedly or vulgarly showy ( literary )
2. Decorate tastelessly
3. Dress up garishly and tastelessly
Mid-17th century - be- + dizen - put flax onto a rod
Adorn, Decorate, Grace, Ornament, Embellish, Beautify
• Prithee, young one, who are you, and what has ailed your mother to bedizen you in this strange fashion?
Related Words :
1. Bedizenment: Noun
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