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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary


also neeze "sneeze," northern and Scottish, from Middle English nesen (mid-14c.), probably from Old Norse hnjosa, of imitative origin (compare Old High German niosan, German niesen, Middle Dutch niesen).

The Collaborative International Dictionary


Neese \Neese\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Neesed; p. pr. & vb. n. Neesing.] [OE. nesen; akin to D. niezen, G. niesen, Icel. hnj[=o]s

  1. ] To sneeze. [Obs.] [Written also neeze.]



vb. (alternative form of neeze English)

Usage examples of "neese".

Phyllis Neese, Carol Sorsoleil, Paul and Jane McCullough, Lockwood and Darlene Carlson, Judy Roh-de, Lee Carlson, Kat Carlson, Kay Marquez, Jean Thomas, Lee Perish, and the rest.

By the end of the show, people were listening and Neese was looking off-balance.

Disco-remixed easy listening on the sound system, two people working, both in black: a blond girl with bored eyes behind the register and Neese folding cashmere sweaters.

His assistant checked her logs and verified that Karl Neese had, indeed, been onstage the night of the murder.

And that creep on TV - Neese - threw the issue around, pegged her as Ms Slice-the-Fetus Radical Feminist.