Faze Definition

fazed, fazes, fazing
fazed, fazes, fazing
To disturb; disconcert.
Webster's New World

(informal) To frighten or cause hesitation; to daunt, put off (usually used in the negative), to perturb, to disconcert.

Jumping out of an airplane does not faze him, yet he is afraid to ride a roller coaster.

Origin of Faze

  • From English dialectal (Kentish) feeze, feese (“to frighten, alarm, discomfit”), from Middle English fesen (“to drive away, frighten away, put to flight”), from Old English fēsan, fȳsan (“to send forth, impel, stimulate, drive away, put into flight, banish, hasten, prepare oneself”), from Proto-Germanic *funsijaną (“to predispose, make favourable, make ready”), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (“to walk, go”). Cognate with Old Saxon fūsian (“to strive”), Old Norse fýsa (“to drive, goad, admonish”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English fesen to drive away, frighten from Old English fēsian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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