noun Informal.

San Francisco.

Origin of Frisco

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for frisco

Historical Examples of frisco

  • There's the deed out in 'Frisco, with yours and John's name on it.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He came West in 1850, and was running a little shipping store in 'Frisco.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Our chance lay on the deck of the Southern Cross, and after that at 'Frisco.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton

  • Are you going on to 'Frisco' as you first thought of doing, Dunbar?

    The Trail of a Sourdough

    May Kellogg Sullivan

  • For a minute I thought one of them 'Frisco ague spells had come east.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

Word Origin and History for frisco


colloquial shortening of San Francisco, California, U.S., attested by 1856.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper