frizzle

frizzle

1 [friz-uhl]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), frizzled, frizzling.
1.
to form into small, crisp curls; frizz.
noun
2.
a short, crisp curl.

Origin:
1555–65; origin uncertain; compare Old English frīs curled, Old Frisian frēsle lock of hair

frizzler, noun
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frizzle

2 [friz-uhl]
verb (used without object), frizzled, frizzling.
1.
to make a sizzling or sputtering noise in frying or the like: the sound of bacon frizzling on the stove.
verb (used with object), frizzled, frizzling.
2.
to make (food) crisp by frying.

Origin:
1830–40; fr(y) + (s)izzle

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frizzle1 (ˈfrɪzəl)
 
vb
1.  to form (the hair) into tight crisp curls; frizz
 
n
2.  a tight crisp curl
 
[C16: probably related to Old English frīs curly, Old Frisian frēsle curl, ringlet]
 
'frizzler1
 
n
 
'frizzly1
 
adj

frizzle2 (ˈfrɪzəl)
 
vb
1.  to scorch or be scorched, esp with a sizzling noise
2.  (tr) to fry (bacon, etc) until crisp
 
[C16: probably blend of fry1 + sizzle]

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frizzle
"curl hair," 1565, perhaps related to O.E. fris "curly" and O.Fris. frisle.
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