frazzle


1fraz·zle

verb \ˈfra-zəl\

: to make (someone) very nervous or upset

fraz·zledfraz·zling \ˈfraz-liŋ, ˈfra-zə-\

Full Definition of FRAZZLE

transitive verb
1
:  3fray
2
a :  to put in a state of extreme physical or nervous fatigue
b :  upset
intransitive verb
:  to become frazzled

Examples of FRAZZLE

  1. He's a clever player who knows how to frazzle his opponents.
  2. <years of use have frazzled the cord for the window blinds to the breaking point>

Origin of FRAZZLE

alteration of English dialect fazle to tangle, fray
First Known Use: circa 1825

Rhymes with FRAZZLE

2frazzle

noun

Definition of FRAZZLE

1
:  the state of being frazzled
2
:  a condition of fatigue or nervous exhaustion <worn to a frazzle>

Examples of FRAZZLE

  1. <months of overtime work have left her worn to a frazzle>

First Known Use of FRAZZLE

1865

Rhymes with FRAZZLE

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