verb (used with or without object), fraz·zled, fraz·zling.
- frazer, sir james george,
- frazier-spiller operation,
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
Word Origin 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.