transitive verb bum·baze \¦bəm¦bāz\

Definition of bumbaze


chiefly Scottish

  1. :  bewilder, perplex

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at abase

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to cast off or become cast off

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