bum·​baze | \ ¦bəm¦bāz \

Definition of bumbaze

chiefly Scottish

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History and Etymology for bumbaze

perhaps alteration of Scots baze to dismay, from Middle English baisen, baishen to dismay, be dismayed, from Middle French baissier to lower, abase, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin bassiare to lower

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“Bumbaze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumbaze. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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