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frizzy

[friz-ee] /ˈfrɪz i/
adjective, frizzier, frizziest.
1.
formed into small, tight curls, as hair; frizzed.
Also, frizzly.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; frizz1 + -y1
Related forms
frizzily, adverb
frizziness, noun
unfrizzy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for frizzy

frizzy

/ˈfrɪzɪ/
adjective -zier, -ziest, -zlier, -zliest
1.
(of the hair) in tight crisp wiry curls
Derived Forms
frizzily, adverb
frizziness, frizzliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for frizzy
adj.

1870, from frizz + -y (2). Related: Frizziness.

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