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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To attire with finery.
2. To dress or decorate in a gaudy manner.
ETYMOLOGY:From Old English dis- (a bunch of flax on a distaff for spinning).
USAGE:"Looking at Lily Savage's costumes, I was reminded of Carlyle's description of Madame Dubarry as a 'wonderfully dizened Scarlet-woman'."
Michael Billington; Aladdin: Sir Ian Proves There's Nothing Quite Like a (Panto) Dame; The Guardian (London, UK); Dec 20, 2004.
See more usage examples of dizen in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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