frizz

1 [friz]
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:
1650–60; back formation from frizzle1

frizzer, noun
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frizz

2 [friz]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)

frizzer, noun
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frizz (frɪz)
 
vb
1.  (of the hair, nap, etc) to form or cause (the hair, etc) to form tight wiry curls or crisp tufts
 
n
2.  hair that has been frizzed
3.  the state of being frizzed
 
[C19: from French friser to curl, shrivel up (see frisette): influenced by frizzle1]
 
'frizzer
 
n

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frizz
1620, probably from Fr. friser "to curl," perhaps from stem of frire "to fry, cook." Assimilated to native frizzle.
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Example sentences
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.
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.
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