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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Haze
Senses
  1. Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness."O'er the sky The silvery haze of summer drawn." [Tennyson.]"Above the world's uncertain haze." [Keble.]
  2. A state of confusion, uncertainty, or vagueness of thought or perception; as, after the explosion, people were wandering around in a haze .

Etymology: Cf. Icel. höss gray; akin to AS. hasu heasu, gray; or Armor. aézen ézen, warm vapor, exhalation, zephyr

verb Haze
To be hazy, or thick with haze.
verb Haze
Senses
  1. To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
  2. To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students, as an initiation rite into a fraternity or other group; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.

Etymology: Cf. Sw. haza to hamstring, fr. has hough, OD. hæssen ham

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Confusion characterized by lack of clarity
  2. Atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  3. Harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
  4. Become hazy, dull, or cloudy
Wiktionary
  • The earliest instances are of the latter part of the 17th century.
  • Possibly back-formation from hazy.
  • Compare Old Norse höss (“grey”), akin to Old English hasu (“gray”).
  1. (uncountable) Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
  2. (uncountable) A reduction of transparency of a clear gas or liquid.
  3. An analogous dullness on a surface that is ideally highly reflective or transparent.
    The soap left a persistent on the drinking glasses.
    The furniture has a , possibly from some kind of wax.
  4. (uncountable, figuratively) Any state suggestive of haze in the atmosphere, such as mental confusion or vagueness of memory.
  5. (uncountable, engineering, packaging) The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
  6. (countable, brewing) Any substance causing turbidity in beer or wine.


Origin unknown; there is nothing to connect the word with Old English hasu, haso (“gray”).

  1. (uncountable) Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
  2. (uncountable) A reduction of transparency of a clear gas or liquid.
  3. An analogous dullness on a surface that is ideally highly reflective or transparent.
    The soap left a persistent on the drinking glasses.
    The furniture has a , possibly from some kind of wax.
  4. (uncountable, figuratively) Any state suggestive of haze in the atmosphere, such as mental confusion or vagueness of memory.
  5. (uncountable, engineering, packaging) The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
  6. (countable, brewing) Any substance causing turbidity in beer or wine.

Possibly from hawze (“terrify, frighten, confound”), from Middle French haser (“irritate, annoy”)

    Notable Persons Named Haze

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    Allie was born on May 10th, 1987 in San Bernardino County, California.

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    Angel Haze is a hip hop music rapping and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Angel was given the name Raeen Roes Wilson on July 10th, 1992 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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    Scott Haze is an actor, writer, and director. Scott was born in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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    Daizee Haze is a wrestler. Daizee was born on May 11th, 1983 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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    Eric Haze is an artist.

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    William was born in 1969. William is also known as Will Haze and William Hasenzahl (birth name). He left this life in 2016.

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1912 5 0 5
    1914 6 0 6
    1915 7 0 7
    1916 6 0 6
    1917 8 0 8
    1922 5 0 5
    1923 10 0 10
    1924 6 0 6
    1925 9 0 9
    1926 7 0 7
    1927 5 0 5
    1929 8 0 8
    1930 5 0 5
    1931 6 0 6
    1933 10 0 10
    1947 5 0 5
    1949 6 0 6
    1950 5 0 5
    1996 5 0 5
    1998 9 0 9
    1999 10 0 10
    2001 7 0 7
    2002 16 0 16
    2003 7 0 7
    2004 6 0 6
    2005 18 0 18
    2006 6 0 6
    2007 20 0 20
    2008 20 0 20
    2009 14 0 14
    2010 18 0 18
    2011 25 0 25
    2012 33 5 28
    2013 19 0 19
    2014 35 0 35
    2015 41 6 35
    2016 57 9 48
    2017 43 8 35

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    Popularity of Haze as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Haze U.S.
      White 70.20% 64.26%
      African American 17.88% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.10% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 3.97% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.31% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.53% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Haze

    People with the last name Haze are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Haze

    • How Popular is the name Haze? Haze is the 15,771st most popular name of all time. As a last name Haze was the 46,902nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Haze have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 528 babies born with the first name Haze in the United States. That's more than enough people named Haze to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Haze? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Haze first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Haze is Wednesday, July 1st, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Haze born? The highest recorded use of the first name Haze was in 2016 with a total of 48 babies.
    • Random Haze Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Haze is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
    • Weird things about the name Haze: Your name in reverse order is Ezah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haez. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Haze? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 453 people with the last name Haze.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Haze? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Haze as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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