a) to scorn
b) to rob of beauty; to disfigure
c) to decrease, to wane
d) to conceal, to hide
Today's Featured Word: PALLIARDIZE
1. to fornicate ...1619 obs.
2. to be a procurer of ...1644 obs.
NOTE: the noun PALLIARDISE (lewdness, fornication, lechery) was also spelled PALLIARDIZE in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
from palliard (n.) a lewd fellow, a lecher + -ize
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1619 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Charlemaigne, whose eldest daughter was found
paillardising with one named Eginhard, his Secretary."
From: The Treasurie of Auncient and Moderne Times
(Times Storehouse etc.)
Translated out of P. Mexia and F. Sansovino
By: Thomas Milles, 1619
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933
Daily Word Quiz Answer
DEBELLISH b) to rob of beauty; to disfigure ...1610 obs.