Fazed [was Bar & Buffet]

Mark Odegard markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 23 18:48:44 UTC 2001

>    From BAR & BUFFET, January 1909, pg. 10, col. 2:
>Is the lunch clerk feazed?

I assume this is 'fazed'. Is this a typo, or just an early eye-spelling? M-W
say 1830 for 'faze', and, with AHD4 links it to ME 'fesen', 'frighten drive
away'. You often see it spelled 'phased'.

AHD4 gives a better definition for the current sense  than does M-W.

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