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grizzled

[griz-uh ld] /ˈgrɪz əld/
adjective
1.
having gray or partly gray hair.
2.
gray or partly gray.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See grizzle1, -ed3
Related forms
ungrizzled, adjective
Can be confused
grisly, gristly, grizzled, grizzly.
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British Dictionary definitions for un grizzled

grizzled

/ˈɡrɪzəld/
adjective
1.
streaked or mixed with grey; grizzly; griseous
2.
having grey or partly grey hair
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Word Origin and History for un grizzled

grizzled

adj.

"gray in color," early 14c. (in surname Grissel), a past participle adjective from grizzle, or from Old French grisel "gray," diminutive of gris "gray," from a Frankish or other Germanic source (cf. Old High German gris "gray;" see gray, also cf. ambergris). The -zz- spelling is early 15c.

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un grizzled in the Bible

party-coloured, as goats (Gen. 31:10, 12), horses (Zech. 6:3, 6).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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