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faze

[feyz] /feɪz/
verb (used with object), fazed, fazing.
1.
to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt:
The worst insults cannot faze him.
Origin of faze
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze
Can be confused
faze, phase.
Synonyms
disconcert, discomfit, perturb, fluster, confound.
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  • With only two of us aboard you know how easy she climbed; three passengers she could hoist, but four might faze her.

    The Aeroplane Boys Flight John Luther Langworthy
  • Any altitude of his body above the wagon-bed of less than a foot did not faze him.

    Lost Face Jack London
  • That's the way with this old Egbert boy; nothing ever seems to faze him long.

    Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for faze

faze

/feɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to disconcert; worry; disturb
Word Origin
C19: variant of feeze
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Word Origin and History for faze
v.

1830, American English variant of Kentish dialect feeze "to frighten, alarm, discomfit" (mid-15c.), from Old English fesian, fysian "drive away," from Proto-Germanic *fausjanan (cf. Swedish fösa "drive away," Norwegian föysa). Related: Fazed; fazing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for faze

fay 1

noun

A white person; honky, peckerwood

[1920s+ Black; fr ofay]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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