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Etymology [ edit ]
( be- “ thoroughly, extensively ”) + , from daub Old French ( dauber “ to plaster, whitewash ”), from Latin ( dealbō “ whiten over, plaster ”).
bedaub ( third-person singular simple present , bedaubs present participle , bedaubing simple past and past participle ) bedaubed
( transitive ) To smear upon; to soil.
2009, Noeleen McIlvenna, quoting journal, 1711, A Very Mutinous People , Univ of North Carolina Press,  , page 18: ISBN 9780807832868
In this 6 mile we Crosst several miring branches in which we were all terribly bedaubed … Having almost spent the day in this toilsome tho short Journey.
( transitive ) To ornament garishly; to overdecorate.
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to ornament garishly; to overdecorate
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