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


Definition of byzen



dialectal, England

  1. :  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 — more at bid

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