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friz

[friz] /frɪz/
verb (used with or without object), frizzed, frizzing, noun, plural frizzes.
1.
frizz1 .
Related forms
frizer, noun

frizz1

or friz

[friz] /frɪz/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to form into small, crisp curls or little tufts.
noun
2.
the state of being frizzed.
3.
something frizzed; frizzed hair.
Origin of frizz1
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; back formation from frizzle1
Related forms
frizzer, noun

frizz2

[friz] /frɪz/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
frizzle2 .
Related forms
frizzer, noun
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  • He was dark like this fellow, and his hair was frizzed for fair, and he was in his bare feet.

    The Amazing Inheritance Frances R. Sterrett
  • The cost of a barrister's wig of frizzed hair is from five to six guineas.

  • She was stuffed in the right places, and her hair was frizzed just like Miss Bray's.

    Mary Cary Kate Langley Bosher
  • Just as he turned the corner he met a small woman, carefully dressed and frizzed, who stopped him.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Ladies' hair was curled and frizzed with considerable care, and frequently false curls were worn under the name of heart-breakers.

  • The courtier with the turban of frizzed hair had paid the costs of this disturbance with the lower part of one ear.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The frizzed hair of many foreign children appeared very odd to Yoshi-san.

  • I will get you powdered and frizzed out a bit, and station you at the door of the Royal box.

  • Each head was frizzed and tousled to about twice its natural size, and crowned by an enormous topknot of blue ribbon.

    A College Girl Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Her blond wig, frizzed and powdered, sustained a superb cap with knots of cherry satin ribbon matching those on her dress.

    Sons of the Soil Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for frizzed

frizz

/frɪz/
verb
1.
(of the hair, nap, etc) to form or cause (the hair, etc) to form tight wiry curls or crisp tufts
noun
2.
hair that has been frizzed
3.
the state of being frizzed
Derived Forms
frizzer, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French friser to curl, shrivel up (see frisette): influenced by frizzle1
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Word Origin and History for frizzed

frizz

v.

also friz, 1610s (implied in frizzed), probably from French friser "to curl, dress the hair" (16c.), perhaps from stem of frire "to fry, cook." Assimilated to native frizzle. Related: Frizzed; frizzing. As a noun from 1660s, "frizzed hair."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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