mizzle

mizzle

1 [miz-uhl] South Midland and Southern U.S.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mizzled, mizzling.
1.
to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.
noun
2.
mist or drizzle.

Origin:
1475–85; cognate with dial Dutch mizzelen, Low German miseln to drizzle; akin to Middle Dutch misel mist, dew; see -le

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mizzle

2 [miz-uhl]
verb (used without object), mizzled, mizzling. British Slang.
to disappear or leave suddenly.

Origin:
1775–85; origin uncertain

mizzle

3 [miz-uhl]
verb (used with object), mizzled, mizzling. South Midland and Southern U.S.
to confuse; muddle.

Origin:
1575–85; origin uncertain

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mizzle1 (ˈmɪzəl)
 
vb, —n
a dialect word for drizzle
 
[C15: perhaps from Low German miseln to drizzle; compare Dutch dialect miezelen to drizzle]
 
'mizzly1
 
adj

mizzle2 (ˈmɪzəl)
 
vb
slang (Brit) (intr) to decamp
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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mizzle definition


  1. M
    a wild card word for words beginning with , such as muff = female genitals. (Streets. Also for other words with initial M.) : He is thinking about her mizzle.
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