1. a soft, usually green, woolen or cotton fabric resembling felt, used chiefly for the tops of billiard tables.
  2. an article of this fabric or of a fabric resembling it.

verb (used with object), baized, baiz·ing.

  1. to line or cover with baize.


  1. a woollen fabric resembling felt, usually green, used mainly for the tops of billiard tables


  1. (tr) to line or cover with such fabric

coarse woolen fabric, 1570s, bayse, from French baies, fem. plural of adjective bai “bay-colored,” from Latin badius “chestnut-colored” (see bay (n.4)). Thus probably so called for its original color. French plural taken as a singular in English.

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