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grizzle

1

[ griz-uhl ]

verb (used with or without object)

, griz·zled, griz·zling.
  1. to make or become gray or partly gray.


adjective

  1. gray; grayish; devoid of hue.

noun

  1. gray or partly gray hair.
  2. a gray wig.

grizzle

2

[ griz-uhl ]

verb (used without object)

, British.
, griz·zled, griz·zling.
  1. to complain; whimper; whine.
  2. to laugh or grin in mockery; sneer.

grizzle

1

/ ˈɡrɪzəl /

verb

  1. (esp of a child) to fret; whine
  2. to sulk or grumble


grizzle

2

/ ˈɡrɪzəl /

verb

  1. to make or become grey

noun

  1. a grey colour
  2. grey or partly grey hair
  3. a grey wig
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Derived Forms

  • ˈgrizzler, noun
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Other Words From

  • grizzler noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of grizzle1

1350–1400; Middle English grisel < Old French, derivative of gris gray < Germanic; griseous

Origin of grizzle2

1740–50; origin uncertain; compare Middle High German grisgramen to gnash one's teeth, German Griesgram sourpuss
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Word History and Origins

Origin of grizzle1

C18: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grist-grimmōn gnashing of teeth, German Griesgram unpleasant person

Origin of grizzle2

C15: from Old French grisel, from gris, of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German grīs grey
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Example Sentences

Grizzle transported Ashley Moser and her husband to the hospital first, he recalled.

“There were several bodies laying motionless,” Grizzle said during testimony today.

After he dropped off the Mosers, Grizzle said he picked up two more people “covered in blood and screaming.”

Grizzle broke down again when he described driving Caleb Medley, an aspiring comedian, to the hospital.

But I must concede that at this unexpected movement, both Grizzle and myself were somewhat agitated.

It was fortunate, in so far as regarded Grizzle, that art in this instance had supplanted nature.

He gave a sort of groan, sank into a chair, and seemed to age and grizzle before our very eyes.

Recovering his body, he raised his grizzle-haired face, very red from stooping.

The color most admired is blue grizzle with its various shades but brindle and fawn, either light or dark are admirable.

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