sizzler

sizzle

[siz-uhl]
verb (used without object), sizzled, sizzling.
1.
to make a hissing sound, as in frying or burning.
2.
Informal. to be very hot: It's sizzling out.
3.
Informal. to be very angry; harbor deep resentment: I'm still sizzling over that insult.
verb (used with object), sizzled, sizzling.
4.
to fry or burn with or as if with a hissing sound: to sizzle steaks on the grill; The sun sizzles the pavement.
noun
5.
a sizzling sound.

Origin:
1595–1605; imitative; see -le

sizzler, noun
sizzlingly, adverb


1. sputter, spatter, crackle, hiss.
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sizzle (ˈsɪzəl)
 
vb
1.  to make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat
2.  informal to be very hot
3.  informal to be very angry
 
n
4.  a hissing sound
 
[C17: of imitative origin. Compare siss (now dialect) to hiss, West Frisian size, siizje. See also fizz and fizzle]

sizzler (ˈsɪzlə)
 
n
1.  something that sizzles
2.  informal a very hot day

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Word Origin & History

sizzle
c.1600, perhaps a frequentative form of M.E. sissen "hiss, buzz," of imitative origin. The figurative sense is attested from 1859. The noun is first recorded 1823.
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sizzle definition


  1. S
    a wild card word for words beginning with , such as suck, smoke, sister. (Streets. Also for other words with initial S.) : Come on, sizzle, time to go.
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sizzler definition


  1. n.
    a very hot day. : What a sizzler! I'm sweating like a horse.
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