verb[with object] • informal
- Disturb or disconcert (someone): she was not fazed by his show of angerMore example sentences
- The way the Portuguese starlet is going, you cannot imagine anything fazing him.
- The trick is that Juan graduated from a hard school and nothing fazes him.
- But nothing fazes Richard, so he'll be up for it.
mid 19th century (originally US): variant of dialect feeze 'drive or frighten off', from Old English fēsian, of unknown origin.
Faze has no connection with the word phase and should not be spelled with a ph-, although this is a common error: almost a quarter of citations for the word in the Oxford English Corpus are for the incorrect spelling.