by·​zen | \ ˈbīzən, ˈbēz- \
variants: or less commonly bizen
plural -s

Definition of byzen

dialectal, England
: a disgraceful spectacle or example

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History and Etymology for 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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“Byzen.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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