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[feyz] /feɪz/
verb (used with object), fazed, fazing.
to cause to be disturbed or disconcerted; daunt:
The worst insults cannot faze him.
Origin of faze
1820-30, Americanism; dial. form of feeze
Can be confused
faze, phase.
disconcert, discomfit, perturb, fluster, confound. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fazed
  • The problem is he doesn't seem fazed by the consequences.
  • They're going to get themselves ready to face adversity, to step up and not be fazed.
  • Of course, not everyone is fazed by strange transportation behavior.
  • He was smiling-lovely teeth, great confidence, not fazed at all.
  • They would not worry so much if they thought that these people would be fazed by deterrence.
  • The political reporters, however, were not the slightest bit fazed.
  • But church officials in the nearby office aren't fazed at all.
  • It never fazed her that her mom was bald or on some occasions exhausted.
  • They were only twenty feet apart and not fazed at all by my car.
  • The trial testimony established that people on meth are not fazed by pepper spray.
British Dictionary definitions for fazed


disconcerted; worried; disturbed


(transitive) to disconcert; worry; disturb
Word Origin
C19: variant of feeze
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Word Origin and History for fazed



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 fazed

fay 1


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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