furbish

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English furbishen, from Old French furbir ‎(stem furbiss-, to clean, polish), of Germanic origin, from Frankish furbjan ‎(to clean, polish), from Proto-Germanic *furbijaną ‎(to clean), from Proto-Indo-European *prep- ‎(to appear). Cognate with Old High German furben ‎(to clean, cleanse, purge, sweep).

Verb[edit]

furbish ‎(third-person singular simple present furbishes, present participle furbishing, simple past and past participle furbished)

  1. To polish or burnish.
  2. To renovate or recondition.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]