shend

verb

shent ˈshent How to pronounce shend (audio) ; shending

transitive verb

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of shend was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near shend

Cite this Entry

“Shend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shend. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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