Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BAISE, BA(I)ZE, n. and v.1 [be:z, bes]
1. n. Confusion, bewilderment.
Ags. 1833 J. Sands Poems 71:
He gae [his face] a dight, and in a baze Jumpt quick intil his Sunday's claes. Ags. 1898 G. H. Rea The Divot Dyke, etc. 61:
'Twas Flitty [term time] — Farfar in a baise Wi' country folk in Sunday claes. Per. 1895 R. Ford Tayside Songs 66:
Oor lasses a' are in a baize, An' like to rive their duds wi' lauchin'.
2. v. Gen. as pa.p. or ppl.adj.
(1) Confused, bewildered.
Sc. 1706 J. Watson ed. Choice Collection i. 47:
Into his Face she glour'd and gazed, And wist not well she was so bazed, To what Hand for to turn her. Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 373:
You look like a baz'd Waker seeking Wash. w.Dmf. 1920 J. L. Waugh Heroes in Homespun iv.:
Weelum an' Rab gaed oot, steckin' the bothy door behind them wi' a bang, an' dazed an' baised, I sat me doon on my kist.
(2) Concerned, afraid.
Dmf. 1825 Jam.2:
Wer't no for that I should na be sae baist.
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