[miz-uh l]South Midland and Southern U.S.
- to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.
- mist or drizzle.
Origin of mizzle1
1475–85; cognate with dial Dutch mizzelen, Low German miseln to drizzle; akin to Middle Dutch misel mist, dew; see -le
- to disappear or leave suddenly.
Origin of mizzle2
First recorded in 1775–85; origin uncertain
- to confuse; muddle.
Origin of mizzle3
First recorded in 1575–85; origin uncertain
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Related Wordssprinkle, spray, dribble, dim, murk, overcast, rain, steam, shower, haze, fog, blur, becloud, obscure, drizzle, film, befog, overcloud, mizzle, spit
Examples from the Web for mizzle
Go where you will, there is Mizzle, if it be in the wrong place for Mizzle's presence.
Let's mizzle, then; for I must get back to Asnires early, or else my brother Martial will smell summut.
Pass a stick through the key-hole, and it's Mizzle's eye that suffers the detriment.
Though I said in my last—wot wos true—I was jest on the mizzle for town.
You could mizzle in through the shop, run upstairs, pop through the door, downstairs next door and out through the back yard.The Uttermost Farthing
R. Austin Freeman
- a dialect word for drizzle
C15: perhaps from Low German miseln to drizzle; compare Dutch dialect miezelen to drizzle
- (intr) British slang to decamp
C18: of unknown origin
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