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.
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2. To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out.
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Like a tragedy queen, he has dizened her out.
Goldsmith.
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To-morrow when the masks shall fall
That dizen Nature's carnival.
Emerson.
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