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Dictionary Definition

bedizen

Verb

1 decorate tastelessly
2 dress up garishly and tastelessly [syn: dizen]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Be- + dizen, from disen.

Verb

  1. To ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery.

Translations

to ornament gaudily

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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