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friz

[friz] /frɪz/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), frizzed, frizzing, noun, plural frizzes.
1.
frizz1 .
Related forms
frizer, noun

frizz1

or friz

[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.
Origin of frizz1
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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Examples from the Web for frizzing
Historical Examples
  • We know nothing, at present, in regard to the hair, which was unknown at Rome—our frizzing was their capillorum tortura.

    Dealings With The Dead A Sexton of the Old School
  • I barbarously hope it is frizzing behind that great black coal in the grate.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She had made a most careful toilet, frizzing her hair and turning up a corner of her apron to display her cashmere skirt.

British Dictionary definitions for frizzing

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 frizzing

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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