- to form into small, crisp curls; frizz.
- a short, crisp curl.
Origin of frizzle1
- to make (food) crisp by frying.
Origin of frizzle2
Examples from the Web for frizzle
"When th' fat's in th' fire, let it frizzle," admonished his uncle Frank.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I'll sit in the shade an' watch him frizzle an' yell when the hide shrinks in the sun.Rimrock Trail
J. Allan Dunn
By the time I was actually on the outskirts of the town, I was "baked to a frizzle."Across America by Motor-cycle
C. K. Shepherd
She watched them curl and frizzle and burn; and presently they were ashes.Mrs. Craddock
W. Somerset Maugham
“I should say so; and also frizzle your back teeth,” added Sid.The Winning Touchdown</p>
- to form (the hair) into tight crisp curls; frizz
- a tight crisp curl
- to scorch or be scorched, esp with a sizzling noise
- (tr) to fry (bacon, etc) until crisp
Word Origin and History for frizzle
"curl hair," 1560s, perhaps related to Old English fris "curly" and Old Frisian frisle. Or else from Middle French friser "to curl" (see frizz (v.)). Related: Frizzled; frizzling. As a noun from 1610s, "crisp curl," from the verb.