- having gray or partly gray hair.
- gray or partly gray.
Origin of grizzled
- to make or become gray or partly gray.
- gray; grayish; devoid of hue.
- gray or partly gray hair.
- a gray wig.
Origin of grizzle1
- to complain; whimper; whine.
- to laugh or grin in mockery; sneer.
Origin of grizzle2
Examples from the Web for grizzled
Next day, DSK was perp-walking his way, haggard and grizzled, into infamy.French Political Sex Movie About DSK Sets Cannes Aquiver
May 17, 2014
As his grizzled snout suggests, Orlando is 11 years old, which translates to 77 in dog years.Strangers Rally to Help Blind Man Keep His Guide Dog
December 19, 2013
And Ford delivers another impressive performance as the hard-ass, take-no-prisoners colonel; like a hardened, grizzled Han Solo.Harrison Ford Discusses ‘Ender’s Game,’ Drone Warfare, Vietnam, and Playing A Badass President
October 28, 2013
An unlikely partnership between a grizzled detective and a highly evolved android proves particularly fruitful.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows
Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon
July 16, 2013
Boyle by then was a grizzled veteran of amphibious landings, having witnessed four of them in the Mediterranean Theater.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day
Timothy M. Gay
June 6, 2012
He was tall and gaunt, and his deeply graven face was framed by grizzled hair.Tiverton Tales
Not another word did the dry and grizzled man say, but bent to his work again.The Uncommercial Traveller
He is quiet, with grizzled hair, and a muffler for a collar.The Silver Box (First Series Plays)
A grizzled old knight, whom I am not like to mistake for my true spouse.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
The top of his grizzled head is narrow, the bottom of it broad.Another Sheaf
- streaked or mixed with grey; grizzly; griseous
- having grey or partly grey hair
- to make or become grey
- a grey colour
- grey or partly grey hair
- a grey wig
- (esp of a child) to fret; whine
- to sulk or grumble
Word Origin and History for grizzled
"gray in color," early 14c. (in surname Grissel), a past participle adjective from grizzle, or from Old French grisel "gray," diminutive of gris "gray," from a Frankish or other Germanic source (cf. Old High German gris "gray;" see gray, also cf. ambergris). The -zz- spelling is early 15c.
"gray-colored," early 15c., from Old French grisel (see grizzled) which also meant "gray-haired old man" (a noun sense recorded in Middle English from mid-14c.). The verb, "to make gray," is attested from 1740.