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Dizen \Diz"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dizened; p. pr. & vb. n. Dizening.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a foolish manner, and allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put tow or flax on a distaff, i. e., to dress it. Cf. Distaff.]

  1. To dress; to attire. [Obs.]
    --Beau. & Fl.

  2. To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out.

    Like a tragedy queen, he has dizened her out.

    To-morrow when the masks shall fall That dizen Nature's carnival.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To dress with flax for spinning. 2 (context transitive English) To dress with clothes; attire; deck; bedizen. 3 (context transitive UK dialectal English) To dress showily; adorn; dress out.


v. dress up garishly and tastelessly [syn: bedizen]