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owndizzle

other word formation type Affixation; verb
owndizzle, V - to easily defeat [Affixation of -dizzle to root own'-]
 
Used to taunt another player/person, usually after they have been defeated in some way.
Etymology : The first usage of this word is listed above, starting with own ('defeated') with the affixation of -dizzle + -ed (to indicate past tense, that the player had just been defeated). The present tense form also holds the -dizzle suffix. The verb is one of many to have taken on the '-dizzle' suffix, which adds an element of humor to the word while also placing emphasis on the defeat of the other player. This was possibly the speaker's motive for coining this term. The root own, from Old English agan, meaning 'to have' (Online Etymological Dictionary). The root has transformed to mean 'to defeat' through the association of 'defeating another player' with 'making another player succumb to your wishes' or 'making them your property'.
Source : 'Owndizzled!' (after killing another player) - Friend playing Halo - Aug 2008
Last modified: 22 November 2008


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