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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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  • She's just rollin' out o' th' feathers, an' she's quite enough for me—always has me fazed to a frazzle.

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
  • Sure, but this guy's got her fazed—she thinks he's square all right—she'll trust him an' then—s'posin' he ain't?

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
British Dictionary definitions for fazed

fazed

/feɪzd/
adjective
1.
disconcerted; worried; disturbed

faze

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

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 fazed

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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