verb (used with object), dazed, daz·ing.
- to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.: He was dazed by a blow on the head.
- to overwhelm; dazzle: The splendor of the palace dazed her.
- a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.
- to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
- to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
- a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
early 14c., dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (cf. dasask “to become weary,” with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle Dutch dasen “act silly.” Perhaps originally “to make weary with cold,” which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the Old Norse word). Related: Dazed.
“a dazed condition,” 1825, from daze (v.).