Definition of usen in US English:

usen

verb

Regional
rare
  • 1with object (In pass.) = "use".

  • 2no object Use.

  • 3no object Use.

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). Variant of use, originally as past participle usen, apparently arising as an alteration of used after past participles of strong verbs in -en (as e.g. eaten, beaten, spoken, etc.). Subsequently reinterpreted as a present stem, probably by analogy with verbs in -en (as e.g. liken, weaken, harden, etc.).

Pronunciation

usen

/ˈjuːsn/