mizzle

1
[ miz-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪz əl /
South Midland and Southern U.S.

verb (used with or without object), miz·zled, miz·zling.

to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.

noun

mist or drizzle.

Nearby words

  1. mizrah,
  2. mizuma,
  3. mizuna,
  4. mizzen,
  5. mizzenmast,
  6. mizzy maze,
  7. miño,
  8. miłosz,
  9. miʿraj,
  10. mjolnir

Origin of mizzle

1
1475–85; cognate with dial Dutch mizzelen, Low German miseln to drizzle; akin to Middle Dutch misel mist, dew; see -le

mizzle

2
[ miz-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪz əl /

verb (used without object), miz·zled, miz·zling. British Slang.

to disappear or leave suddenly.

Origin of mizzle

2
First recorded in 1775–85; origin uncertain

mizzle

3
[ miz-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪz əl /

verb (used with object), miz·zled, miz·zling. South Midland and Southern U.S.

to confuse; muddle.

Origin of mizzle

3
First recorded in 1575–85; origin uncertain

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mizzle

1
/ (ˈmɪzəl) /

verb, noun

a dialect word for drizzle
Derived Formsmizzly, adjective

Word Origin for mizzle

C15: perhaps from Low German miseln to drizzle; compare Dutch dialect miezelen to drizzle

verb

(intr) British slang to decamp

Word Origin for mizzle

C18: of unknown origin

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