- to form into small, crisp curls or little tufts.
- the state of being frizzed.
- something frizzed; frizzed hair.
Origin of frizz1
Related Words for frizzedfuzzy, wavy, kinky, coiled, buckle, writhe, curve, contort, twist, fold, twirl, coil, sear, griddle, fry, pan, frizzle, frizz, screw, scrunch
Examples from the Web for frizzed
Historical Examples of frizzed
He was dark like this fellow, and his hair was frizzed for fair, and he was in his bare feet.The Amazing Inheritance
Frances R. Sterrett
The cost of a barrister's wig of frizzed hair is from five to six guineas.
She was stuffed in the right places, and her hair was frizzed just like Miss Bray's.Mary Cary
Kate Langley Bosher
Just as he turned the corner he met a small woman, carefully dressed and frizzed, who stopped him.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Ladies' hair was curled and frizzed with considerable care, and frequently false curls were worn under the name of heart-breakers.
- (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."