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. Goldsmith.

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

 

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