- frazer, sir james george,
- frazier-spiller operation,
Origin of frazzled
verb (used with or without object), fraz·zled, fraz·zling.
Origin of frazzle
Examples from the Web for frazzled
Letterman, however, was oblivious to this—which certainly seems to hold up based on his frazzled reaction in this clip.In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Desperate for a way out of her monotonous existence Kumiko becomes obsessed with the frazzled tape and plots her journey to Fargo.She Thought ‘Fargo’ Was Real: The Misguided Voyage of ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’|Nico Hines|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It starts, I think, with family policies, by which I mean help for frazzled parents who both work full-time.
Look no further than the pictures of sad and frazzled stock traders that have suddenly reappeared in the news.
And, just for that glimpse of a minute, the frazzled Strong is rejoicing.
She says she cannot think of leaving them with one person, and she must go away because her nerves are frazzled.The Gorgeous Girl|Nalbro Bartley
The shells are shredded, the feathers are caked and bitten, the hackle is frazzled and frayed out.The Tent Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
She is fifty-three years old, and all frazzled out and done up with adjuncts.Mary Cary|Kate Langley Bosher
The poor fellow looked so old and frazzled that Odin could not recognize him.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
You had on a faded, frazzled grey shawl, 'bout lak de one you had on today.
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.