Origin of refurbishre- + furbish
Cabinets being refurbished.
When you paint old kitchen cabinets to make them prettier, this is an example of a time when you refurbish the cabinets.
transitive verbre·fur·bished, re·fur·bish·ing, re·fur·bish·es
(third-person singular simple present refurbishes, present participle refurbishing, simple past and past participle refurbished)
1605, from re- +"Ž furbish, from Middle English furbishen, from Old French furbir (stem furbiss-, “to clean, polish"), from Frankish *furbjan (“to clean, polish"), from Proto-Germanic *furbijanÄ… (“to clean"), from Proto-Indo-European *prep- (“to appear"). Cognate with Old High German furben (“to clean, cleanse, purge, sweep").
- Whether you're looking for specialty items, or you just need to refurbish your children's supply of kids tee shirts, the choices are endless.
- Try to stay with a laptop that has been through the Apple refurbish process where their standards must be met in order to resell it.
- Local tech shops constantly get supplies of used equipment that they refurbish and offer for resale.
- If you have a larger small business, you may seek local computer shops or refurbish resellers.
- This British-born entrepreneur still owns the Shabby Chic brand and will hopefully weather the storm to someday refurbish the name that has become synonymous with creative restoration, making what was once "shabby" into something "chic".