Baby Talk. the act of or time for going to bed or sleeping:
One more game and then it’s beddy-bye.
Sleep; time to go to sleep
[1867+; fr earlier use as a sound to lull a child to sleep]
Saint (“the Venerable Bede”) a.d. 673?–735, English monk, historian, and theologian: wrote earliest history of England. Historical Examples Bede was born in Northumbria, about 673, the time when the final conversion of England was being accomplished. A Literary History of the English People Jean Jules Jusserand Then—Bede says that they were punished for this sin—the […]
to deck out; adorn, especially in a showy or gaudy manner. Contemporary Examples Lynn Myers from Pennsylvania bedecked his Soviet fur hat with Obama pins. Paranoia on Patriots’ Day John Avlon April 19, 2010 The men are smoking cigars, the women are tanned and bedecked. Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire […]
a gall on roses, especially the sweetbrier, produced by a gall wasp. Historical Examples bedeguar, bed′e-gar, n. a soft spongy gall found on the branches of some species of roses, esp. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
beadhouse. (formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder.