Thursday, April 03, 2014
Citations for bedash
And for twenty times made pause to sob and weep / That all the standers-by had wet their cheeks / Like trees bedash'd with rain-in that sad time / My manly eyes did scorn a humble tear.
Let my blood bedash my proper brow, for such a wrong.
Origin of bedash
Bedash entered English in the mid-1500s. It is a combination of the prefix be-, which was used in Old English in the formation of verbs, and the root dash, meaning "to apply roughly."