or fri·zette


Origin of frisette

From French, dating back to 1810–20; see origin at frisé, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for frisette



  1. a curly or frizzed fringe, often an artificial hairpiece, worn by women on the forehead

Word Origin for frisette

C19: from French, literally: little curl, from friser to curl, shrivel up, probably from frire to fry 1
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