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Meaning of DIZEN

Pronunciation:  'dIzun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  dress up garishly and tastelessly
 

DIZEN is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bedizen
 
 See Also: attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Diz"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dizened}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Dizening}.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a foolish manner, and
allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put
tow or flax on a distaff, i. e., to dress it. Cf. {Distaff}.]
1. To dress; to attire. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

2. To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out.

         Like a tragedy queen, he has dizened her out.
                                               --Goldsmith.

         To-morrow when the masks shall fall That dizen
         Nature's carnival.                    --Emerson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adorn, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, color, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, doll up, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, fancy up, fig out, fix up, furbish, garnish, get up, grace, gussy up, ornament, overdress, paint, prank, prank up, preen, prettify, pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, rag out, redecorate, redo, refurbish, set off, set out, slick up, smarten, smarten up, spruce up, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim
 

 

 

 

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