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.

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

Definition for mizzle (2 of 3)

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

Definition for mizzle (3 of 3)

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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British Dictionary definitions for mizzle (1 of 2)

mizzle

1
/ (ˈmɪzəl) /

verb, noun

a dialect word for drizzle

Derived Forms

mizzly, adjective

Word Origin for mizzle

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

British Dictionary definitions for mizzle (2 of 2)

mizzle

2
/ (ˈmɪzəl) /

verb

(intr) British slang to decamp

Word Origin for mizzle

C18: of unknown origin
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