- bashful[bashful 词源字典]
- bashful: see abash
[bashful etymology, bashful origin, 英语词源]
- bashful (adj.)
- 1540s, with -ful + baishen "to be filled with consternation or dismay" (mid-14c.), from Old French baissier "bring down, humiliate" (see abash). An unusual case of this suffix attached to a verbal stem in the passive sense. Related: Bashfully; bashfulness (1530s).