Definition of Bedizen

1. Verb. Decorate tastelessly.




2. Verb. Dress up garishly and tastelessly.

Definition of Bedizen

1. v. t. To dress or adorn tawdrily or with false taste.

Definition of Bedizen

1. Verb. (transitive) To ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal Northern England) To dirty; cover with dirt. ¹

3. Noun. (colloquial) A person who spends most of their time in bed; a slugabed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bedizen

1. to dress gaudily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bedizen

bedimming
bedimple
bedimpled
bedimples
bedimpling
bedims
bedinner
bedinnered
bedip
bedirt
bedirtied
bedirties
bedirty
bedirtying
bedizen (current term)
bedizened
bedizening
bedizenment
bedizenments
bedizens
bedizzen
bedjacket
bedjackets
bedkey
bedkeys
bedlam
bedlamism
bedlamite
bedlamites

Literary usage of Bedizen

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1. Miscellanies by Charles Kingsley (1860)
"... mainly, we believe, under the influence of Burns, although he himself thought it his duty to bedizen his verses therewith, and though it was destined to ..."

2. A Bowl of "Punch": Or, Selections from the London Charivari by Punch (London). (1844)
"... And seem deeply impress'd with the pride of their state; Then follow the Bargemen, bedizen'd in red, And looking like lobsters prepared for the fete. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"bedizen. To load with ornament, to dress with unbecoming richness; and to dizen out was vised in the same sense. The only etymology suggested has been the ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1871)
"bedizen, va Adorn (gaudily), deck, BEDECK. Bedlam, n. Madhouse, lunatic hospital, lunatic asylum, hospital, for the insane. Bedlamite, n. ..."

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