- worn-out; fatigued: a party that left us frazzled.
Origin of frazzled
- to wear to threads or shreds; fray.
- to weary; tire out: Those six eight-year-olds frazzled me.
- the state of being frazzled or worn-out.
- a remnant; shred.
Origin of frazzle
Examples from the Web for frazzled
Letterman, however, was oblivious to this—which certainly seems to hold up based on his frazzled reaction in this clip.In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO)
April 3, 2014
Desperate for a way out of her monotonous existence Kumiko becomes obsessed with the frazzled tape and plots her journey to Fargo.She Thought ‘Fargo’ Was Real: The Misguided Voyage of ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’
February 18, 2014
It starts, I think, with family policies, by which I mean help for frazzled parents who both work full-time.More Republican Crumbs for the Middle Class
January 31, 2014
Look no further than the pictures of sad and frazzled stock traders that have suddenly reappeared in the news.7 Great Opinion Reads on the Market Mayhem
August 9, 2011
And, just for that glimpse of a minute, the frazzled Strong is rejoicing.Holiday Coupon Generosity: A Christmas Miracle
December 25, 2010
You're living too close and your nerves are sort of frazzled.The Tyranny of the Dark
The poor fellow looked so old and frazzled that Odin could not recognize him.Hunters Out of Space
Joseph Everidge Kelleam
His clothes were frazzled, but I didn't notice that till later.Options
I am not prone on my green couch, frayed, frazzled, bowed-down in spirit from a day of frightful stress and cross-purpose.I, Mary MacLane
Do you guess we were frazzled up to the limit and not braced to hold back or anything, the way civilized people do?The Wrong Twin
Harry Leon Wilson
- informal to make or become exhausted or weary; tire out
- a less common word for fray 2 (def. 1)
- informal the state of being frazzled or exhausted
- a frayed end or remnant
- to a frazzle informal absolutely; completely (esp in the phrase burnt to a frazzle)
Word Origin and History for frazzled
c.1825, "to unravel" (of clothing), from East Anglian variant of 17c. fasel "to unravel, fray" (as the end of a rope), from Middle English facelyn "to fray" (mid-15c.), from fasylle "fringe, frayed edge," diminutive of Old English fæs "fringe." Related: Frazzled, frazzling. Cf. German Faser "thread, fiber, filament," Middle Dutch vese "fringe, fiber, chaff." Probably influenced in form by fray (v.). As a noun, from 1865, American English.