frizzle

verb (1)
friz·​zle | \ ˈfri-zᵊl How to pronounce frizzle (audio) \
frizzled; frizzling\ ˈfri-​zə-​liŋ How to pronounce frizzling (audio) , ˈfriz-​liŋ \

Definition of frizzle

 (Entry 1 of 3)

frizzle

noun

Definition of frizzle (Entry 2 of 3)

: a crisp curl

frizzle

verb (2)
frizzled; frizzling

Definition of frizzle (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to fry until crisp and curled

intransitive verb

: to cook with a sizzling noise

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for frizzle

Synonyms: Noun

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of frizzle in a Sentence

Noun the girl has enough frizzles to play Little Orphan Annie

First Known Use of frizzle

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

History and Etymology for frizzle

Verb (1)

probably akin to Old Frisian frīsle curl

Verb (2)

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about frizzle

Time Traveler for frizzle

Time Traveler

The first known use of frizzle was in 1573

See more words from the same year

Statistics for frizzle

Cite this Entry

“Frizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frizzle. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on frizzle

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for frizzle

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with frizzle

Comments on frizzle

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

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!