frizzle

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verb (1)

friz·​zle ˈfri-zᵊl How to pronounce frizzle (audio)
frizzled; frizzling ˈfri-zə-liŋ How to pronounce frizzle (audio)
ˈfriz-liŋ
: frizz, curl

frizzle

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noun

: a crisp curl

frizzle

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verb (2)

frizzled; frizzling

transitive verb

1
: to fry until crisp and curled
2

intransitive verb

: to cook with a sizzling noise

Examples of frizzle in a Sentence

Noun the girl has enough frizzles to play Little Orphan Annie
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
To house their largest animals, like giraffes, rhinos and elephants, to their smallest like frizzle chickens and Asian small-clawed otters, the park was built to serve their 300 species and 5,000-plus animals in honor of Walt Disney’s original philosophy of conservation. Katey Clifford, al, 25 Sep. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Verb (1)

probably akin to Old Frisian frīsle curl

Verb (2)

fr(y) entry 1 + (s)izzle entry 1

First Known Use

Verb (1)

1573, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1613, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1813, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frizzle was in 1573

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Cite this Entry

“Frizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frizzle. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

frizzle

verb
friz·​zle
ˈfriz-əl
frizzled; frizzling
-(ə-)liŋ
: to fry until crisp and curled
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