intransitive verbglozed, gloz′ing
- Obs. to make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
- Now Rare to explain away or gloss (over)
- Obs. to fawn or flatter (someone)
Origin of glozeMiddle English glosen from Old French gloser from glose: see gloss
- a gloss; comment
- specious talk or insincere action
verbglozed, gloz·ing, gloz·es
To minimize or underplay; gloss: glozed over the embarrassing part.
To use flattery or cajolery.
Origin of glozeMiddle English glosen to interpret, explain away from Old French gloser from glose gloss ; see gloss 2.