byzen

noun by·zen \ ˈbīzən , ˈbēz- \
variants: or less commonly bizen

Definition of byzen

plural -s
dialectal, England
:a disgraceful spectacle or example

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Origin and Etymology of byzen

Middle English bysen example, disgraceful spectacle, from Old English bisen, bysen example; akin to Old Norse bȳsn marvel, Gothic anabusns command, Old English bēodan to command


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