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mizzle

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[ miz-uhl ]
/ ˈmɪz əl /
South Midland and Southern U.S.
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verb (used with or without object), miz·zled, miz·zling.
to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.
noun
mist or drizzle.
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Origin of mizzle

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First recorded in 1475–85; late Middle English missellen, missill; cognate with Dutch (dialect) mizzelen, Low German miseln “to drizzle”; akin to Middle Dutch misel “mist, dew”; see -le

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Other definitions for mizzle (2 of 3)

mizzle2
[ miz-uhl ]
/ ˈmɪz əl /

verb (used without object), miz·zled, miz·zling.British Slang.
to disappear or leave suddenly.

Origin of mizzle

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First recorded in 1775–85; origin uncertain

Other definitions for mizzle (3 of 3)

mizzle3
[ miz-uhl ]
/ ˈmɪz əl /

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

Origin of mizzle

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First recorded in 1575–85; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for mizzle (1 of 2)

mizzle1
/ (ˈmɪzəl) /

verb, noun
a dialect word for drizzle

Derived forms of mizzle

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)

mizzle2
/ (ˈmɪzəl) /

verb
(intr) British slang to decamp

Word Origin for mizzle

C18: of unknown origin
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