feeze

noun
\ ˈfēz How to pronounce feeze (audio) , ˈfāz How to pronounce feeze (audio) \

Definition of feeze

1 chiefly dialectal : rush
2 dialect : a state of alarm or excitement

First Known Use of feeze

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for feeze

Middle English veze, from fesen, vesen to drive away — more at faze

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about feeze

Time Traveler for feeze

Time Traveler

The first known use of feeze was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for feeze

Cite this Entry

“Feeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feeze. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

Comments on feeze

What made you want to look up feeze? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!