frizzy

[ friz-ee ]
/ ˈfrɪz i /

adjective, friz·zi·er, friz·zi·est.

formed into small, tight curls, as hair; frizzed.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. frizette,
  2. frizz,
  3. frizzante,
  4. frizzle,
  5. frizzly,
  6. frl.,
  7. frn,
  8. fro,
  9. fro-yo,
  10. frobisher

Also frizzly.

Origin of frizzy

First recorded in 1865–70; frizz1 + -y1

Related formsfriz·zi·ly, adverbfriz·zi·ness, nounun·friz·zy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for frizzy

frizzy

frizzly (ˈfrɪzlɪ)

/ (ˈfrɪzɪ) /

adjective -zier, -ziest, -zlier or -zliest

(of the hair) in tight crisp wiry curls
Derived Formsfrizzily, adverbfrizziness or frizzliness, noun

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Word Origin and History for frizzy

frizzy

adj.

1870, from frizz + -y (2). Related: Frizziness.

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