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frizz1

[friz] /frɪz/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to form into small, crisp curls or little tufts.
noun
2.
the state of being frizzed.
3.
something frizzed; frizzed hair.
Also, friz.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; back formation from frizzle1
Related forms
frizzer, noun

frizz2

[friz] /frɪz/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
frizzle2 .
Related forms
frizzer, noun
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  • Pushing back his wiry frizz of brown hair, he invites us into his living room.
  • No hair dryer, that also seems to increase damage and frizz.
  • My brown hair was pulled up into a wind-snarled, curls-gone-to-frizz ponytail.
  • Then, iron small sections around the crown to eliminate the halo of frizz that can develop during the day.
  • He had a rusty beard and a grand frizz of hair, and he smelled of tobacco and sweat.
  • Humidity is sure to send wavy hair into a frizz fest this summer.
  • frizz ell then asked for comments from the audience.
  • My brown hair was pulled up into a wind snarled, curls-gone-to-frizz ponytail.
British Dictionary definitions for frizz

frizz

/frɪz/
verb
1.
(of the hair, nap, etc) to form or cause (the hair, etc) to form tight wiry curls or crisp tufts
noun
2.
hair that has been frizzed
3.
the state of being frizzed
Derived Forms
frizzer, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French friser to curl, shrivel up (see frisette): influenced by frizzle1
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Word Origin and History for frizz
v.

also friz, 1610s (implied in frizzed), probably from French friser "to curl, dress the hair" (16c.), perhaps from stem of frire "to fry, cook." Assimilated to native frizzle. Related: Frizzed; frizzing. As a noun from 1660s, "frizzed hair."

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