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Etymology 1[edit]


pize (countable and uncountable, plural pizes)

  1. (archaic) Pox; pest; used as an imprecation.
    • 1695, William Congreve, Love for Love,
      Madam, you deserve a good husband, and 'twere pity you should be thrown away upon any of these young idle rogues about the town. Odd, there's ne'er a young fellow worth hanging--that is a very young fellow. Pize on 'em, they never think beforehand of anything; and if they commit matrimony, 'tis as they commit murder, out of a frolic, and are ready to hang themselves, or to be hanged by the law, the next morning.
    • 1818, James Ford (editor), The Suffolk garland: or, A collection of poems, songs, tales, ballads,
      Dame, what makes your ducks to die?
      What the pize ails 'em? What the pize ails 'em?
      Dame, what makes your chicks to cry?
      What the pize ails 'em now?

Etymology 2[edit]


pize (third-person singular simple present pizes, present participle pizing, simple past and past participle pized)

  1. (transitive, dialect, Yorkshire) To strike or hit (a person).





  1. dative/locative singular of piha