shend

verb
\ ˈshend How to pronounce shend (audio) \
shent\ ˈshent How to pronounce shend (audio) \; shending

Definition of shend

transitive verb

1 archaic : to put to shame or confusion
2 archaic : reprove, revile
3 chiefly dialectal
a : injure, mar
b : ruin, destroy

First Known Use of shend

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shend

Middle English, from Old English scendan; akin to Old English scamu shame — more at shame

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“Shend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shend. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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