Veronica walked into the room carrying a stack of dresses. “What do you think? Anything worth bedizening?”

Betty stared at her, then marched over to the bookcase and pulled down the latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged English Dictionary. “Bedizening? Omigod. Who says bedizening? I can’t… I can’t even. Bedizening. Bed. I. Zen. Ing. Whatever. What… ever.”

“It’s the word of the day,” Veronica sniffed and dropped the dresses on the sofa. “It means to dress or adorn gaudily.”

Betty hurled the dictionary at her head.

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day


verb | bih-DYE-zun

: to dress or adorn gaudily

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3 thoughts on “Bedizen

    1. Bedizen. What a word… and it’s a verb, too. Who knew? All I could picture was how my BFF would react if I said bedizen in ordinary conversation. She’d be all… Liz, stop. Just stop.

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