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frizzle

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[ friz-uhl ]
/ ˈfrɪz əl /
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verb (used with or without object), friz·zled, friz·zling.
to form into small, crisp curls; frizz.
noun
a short, crisp curl.
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Origin of frizzle

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1555–65; origin uncertain; compare Old English frīs curled, Old Frisian frēsle lock of hair

OTHER WORDS FROM frizzle

frizzler, noun

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Other definitions for frizzle (2 of 2)

frizzle2
[ friz-uhl ]
/ ˈfrɪz əl /

verb (used without object), friz·zled, friz·zling.
to make a sizzling or sputtering noise in frying or the like: the sound of bacon frizzling on the stove.
verb (used with object), friz·zled, friz·zling.
to make (food) crisp by frying.

Origin of frizzle

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First recorded in 1830–40; fr(y)1 + (s)izzle
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British Dictionary definitions for frizzle (1 of 2)

frizzle1
/ (ˈfrɪzəl) /

verb
to form (the hair) into tight crisp curls; frizz
noun
a tight crisp curl

Derived forms of frizzle

frizzler, noun

Word Origin for frizzle

C16: probably related to Old English frīs curly, Old Frisian frēsle curl, ringlet

British Dictionary definitions for frizzle (2 of 2)

frizzle2
/ (ˈfrɪzəl) /

verb
to scorch or be scorched, esp with a sizzling noise
(tr) to fry (bacon, etc) until crisp

Word Origin for frizzle

C16: probably blend of fry 1 + sizzle
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