Frizz meaning

frĭz
To form or be formed into small tight curls or tufts.
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The condition of being frizzed.
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A small tight curl or tuft.
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To fry or burn with a sizzling noise.
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To make a sizzling noise while frying or searing.
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To form into small, tight curls.
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Hair, etc. that is frizzed.
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To fry with a sputtering, hissing noise; sizzle.
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(intransitive) Of hair, to form into a mass of tight curls.
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To curl; to make frizzy.
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To form into little burs, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
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To make (leather) soft and of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
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A mass of tightly curled or unruly hair.
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Origin of frizz

  • Alteration (influenced by frizzle) of French friser from Old French possibly from frire fris- to fry from Latin frīgere to roast, fry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly back-formation from frizzle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English frysen, from Old French friser, frizer (“to frizzle, crisp, curl, ruffle, braid, touch lightly, graze, scratch”), of Germanic origin, perhaps via Old Frankish *fris (“curl”), from Proto-Germanic *frisaz (“frizzy, curly”). Cognate with Old Frisian frisle, frēsle ("the hair of the head, lock of hair, curl, ringlet"; > North Frisian friessle, fressle (“hair, horse's tail”), West Frisian frisseljen (“braid of hair, braid”)), Old English frīs (“crisped, curled”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English fryse, from the verb. See above.

    From Wiktionary