[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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- 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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