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mizzle1

[miz-uh l]South Midland and Southern U.S.
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verb (used with or without object), miz·zled, miz·zling.
  1. to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.
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noun
  1. mist or drizzle.
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Origin of mizzle1

1475–85; cognate with dial Dutch mizzelen, Low German miseln to drizzle; akin to Middle Dutch misel mist, dew; see -le

mizzle2

[miz-uh l]
verb (used without object), miz·zled, miz·zling. British Slang.
  1. to disappear or leave suddenly.
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Origin of mizzle2

First recorded in 1775–85; origin uncertain

mizzle3

[miz-uh l]
verb (used with object), miz·zled, miz·zling. South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. to confuse; muddle.
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Origin of mizzle3

First recorded in 1575–85; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for mizzles

mizzle1

verb, noun
  1. a dialect word for drizzle
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Derived Formsmizzly, adjective

Word Origin

C15: perhaps from Low German miseln to drizzle; compare Dutch dialect miezelen to drizzle

mizzle2

verb
  1. (intr) British slang to decamp
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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