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mizzle1

[miz-uh l] /ˈmɪz əl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mizzled, mizzling.
1.
to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist.
noun
2.
mist or drizzle.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; cognate with dial Dutch mizzelen, Low German miseln to drizzle; akin to Middle Dutch misel mist, dew; see -le

mizzle2

[miz-uh l] /ˈmɪz əl/
verb (used without object), mizzled, mizzling. British Slang.
1.
to disappear or leave suddenly.
Origin
1775-85; origin uncertain

mizzle3

[miz-uh l] /ˈmɪz əl/
verb (used with object), mizzled, mizzling. South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
to confuse; muddle.
Origin
1575-85; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for mizzle

mizzle1

/ˈmɪzəl/
verb, noun
1.
a dialect word for drizzle
Derived Forms
mizzly, adjective
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from Low German miseln to drizzle; compare Dutch dialect miezelen to drizzle

mizzle2

/ˈmɪzəl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to decamp
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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