verb (used with or without object), fraz·zled, fraz·zling.
Origin of frazzle
Examples from the Web for frazzle
It was by no means beaten to a frazzle, as we shall later see.The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912|James H. Blount
Take good care of Anne and see that she doesnt worry herself to a frazzle over Elizabeth Dalken and her social tricks.Polly's Southern Cruise|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Surmounting the odd trophy was a stuffed eagle, rather the worse for being moth-eaten, and worn “to a frazzle,” as Tom said.Baseball Joe on the School Nine|Lester Chadwick
Even the harsh trial of living with me didn't wear her to a frazzle the way you might suppose it would.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
All he's got to do is to start out empty-handed and lick the world to a frazzle.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for frazzle
Word Origin for frazzle
Word Origin and History for frazzle
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.