- to form into small, crisp curls or little tufts.
- the state of being frizzed.
- something frizzed; frizzed hair.
Origin of frizz1
Related Words for frizzingbuckle, writhe, curve, contort, twist, fold, twirl, coil, sear, griddle, fry, pan, frizzle, frizz, screw, scrunch, crisp, pleat, undulate, flow
Examples from the Web for frizzing
Historical Examples of frizzing
I barbarously hope it is frizzing behind that great black coal in the grate.The Caxtons, Complete
We know nothing, at present, in regard to the hair, which was unknown at Rome—our frizzing was their capillorum tortura.Dealings With The Dead
A Sexton of the Old School
She had made a most careful toilet, frizzing her hair and turning up a corner of her apron to display her cashmere skirt.The Fat and the Thin
- (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
Word Origin and History for frizzing
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."