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

Definition of frizzle

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: frizz, curl



Definition of frizzle (Entry 2 of 3)

: a crisp curl


verb (2)
frizzled; frizzling

Definition of frizzle (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to fry until crisp and curled
2 : burn, scorch

intransitive verb

: to cook with a sizzling noise

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Synonyms for frizzle

Synonyms: Noun

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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


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

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The first known use of frizzle was in 1573

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“Frizzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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