- the act of complaining or whimpering.
Origin of grizzling
- 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 grizzling
Pity to disturb him for the sake of them grizzling conductors.The Big Bow Mystery
But there was no time for grizzling then, for the game had to go on.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team
Who would think of looking back and grizzling over a little disappointment twelve years old!A Question of Marriage
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The nearly black or the darkest birds are quite likely to show some white or grizzling on the head.Ducks and Geese
Harry M. Lamon
He did as soon as Alice said that about whining and grizzling being below the dignity of a Manciple.The Wouldbegoods
- 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 grizzling
"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.