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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: FRB
Previous Word in the Dictionary: frazil
All Words Near: frazzle

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up frazzle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More