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frizette

[fri-zet]
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noun
  1. frisette.
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frisette

or fri·zette

[fri-zet]
noun
  1. a fringe of curled or frizzed hair, usually artificial, worn on the forehead by women.
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Origin of frisette

From French, dating back to 1810–20; see origin at frisé, -ette
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Examples from the Web for frizette

Historical Examples

  • Frizette′, Frisette′, a cluster of small curls worn over the forehead.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various

  • This attractive peculiarity was more apparent than ever to-day, the frizette having been caught by a bough in the woods.

    Bluebell

    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston


British Dictionary definitions for frizette

frizette

noun
  1. a variant spelling of frisette
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frisette

frizette

noun
  1. a curly or frizzed fringe, often an artificial hairpiece, worn by women on the forehead
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Word Origin

C19: from French, literally: little curl, from friser to curl, shrivel up, probably from frire to fry 1
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