frizz

1

or friz

[ friz ]
/ frɪz /

verb (used with or without object)

to form into small, crisp curls or little tufts.

noun

the state of being frizzed.
something frizzed; frizzed hair.

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Origin of frizz

1
First recorded in 1650–60; back formation from frizzle1

OTHER WORDS FROM frizz

frizz·er, noun

Definition for frizz (2 of 2)

frizz2
[ friz ]
/ frɪz /

verb (used with or without object)

OTHER WORDS FROM frizz

frizz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frizz

frizz
/ (frɪz) /

verb

(of the hair, nap, etc) to form or cause (the hair, etc) to form tight wiry curls or crisp tufts

noun

hair that has been frizzed
the state of being frizzed

Derived forms of frizz

frizzer, noun

Word Origin for frizz

C19: from French friser to curl, shrivel up (see frisette): influenced by frizzle 1
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