bedizen

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From be- +‎ dizen.

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Verb[edit]

bedizen (third-person singular simple present bedizens, present participle bedizening, simple past and past participle bedizened)

  1. (transitive) To ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal, Northern England) To dirty; cover with dirt.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of bed and citizen.

Noun[edit]

bedizen (plural bedizens)

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