- to form into small, crisp curls or little tufts.
- the state of being frizzed.
- something frizzed; frizzed hair.
Origin of frizz1
Related Words for frizzcrimp, wrinkle, coil, buckle, writhe, curve, contort, twist, fold, twirl, entanglement, knot, crinkle, curl, tangle, loop, corkscrew, frizz, spiral, quirk
Examples from the Web for frizz
Contemporary Examples of frizz
Her unwashed hair is pulled severely back and there's a halo of frizz around the crown of her head.Behind the Glow
October 6, 2008
Historical Examples of frizz
"Don't 'ee get in a frizz, my dears, about me," he said with dignity.Explorers of the Dawn
Mazo de la Roche
Mr. Champion can't get his boot off and he's in some frizz about it.Carnival
It is the extreme of bad taste to bang or frizz the hair across the forehead, or to wear the hat somewhat on the back of the head.The American Horsewoman
Miss Mellins was a small woman with a glossy yellow face and a frizz of black hair bristling with imitation tortoise-shell pins.Bunner Sisters
On her return Robinson made signals to her over the master's head, which he had begun to frizz.It Is Never Too Late to Mend
- (of the hair, nap, etc) to form or cause (the hair, etc) to form tight wiry curls or crisp tufts
- hair that has been frizzed
- the state of being frizzed
Word Origin for frizz
also friz, 1610s (implied in frizzed), probably from French friser "to curl, dress the hair" (16c.), perhaps from stem of frire "to fry, cook." Assimilated to native frizzle. Related: Frizzed; frizzing. As a noun from 1660s, "frizzed hair."