frizzy

adjective
\ ˈfri-zē How to pronounce frizzy (audio) \
frizzier; frizziest

Definition of frizzy

of hair
: not smooth and neat because individual shafts are variably wavy and do not align together When hair is frizzy or damaged, its outer cover, or cuticle, is riddled with lifted or missing sections that allow the hair's inner cortex to soak up hair-swelling moisture.— Victoria Clayton

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Other Words from frizzy

frizziness noun

Examples of frizzy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, most of these formulas made my hair sticky, parched, and frizzy—most likely due to the salt-water formula. Stephanie Perry, Southern Living, "This $26 Spray Is My Secret To Achieving Effortless Beachy Waves," 25 Mar. 2021 In addition to skin benefits, silk pillowcases can prevent frizzy and tangled hair thanks to their smooth fabric texture. NBC News, "Staff picks: 9 sleep aids the Shopping team relies on," 22 Mar. 2021 Brushing your hair can drag out curls and create a frizzy texture. Lauren Farrell, chicagotribune.com, "How to get curly hair," 20 Mar. 2021 For people with frizzy hair, absorbing moisture into the hair is key for creating and maintaining curls. Lauren Farrell, chicagotribune.com, "How to get curly hair," 20 Mar. 2021 Adriana was standing in a pool of vomit at the top of the bridge, as Mexican officials surrounded them, the braids that Ms. Peraza had so diligently woven into her daughter’s hair a frizzy mess. New York Times, "Images of Confusion, Then Anguish: Migrant Families Deported by Surprise," 19 Mar. 2021 Pearce and Bang are perfectly juxtaposed in their cat-and-mouse-game of art crime with Bang's handsome, dark-haired, towering Piller versus Pearce’s wily, frizzy gray-haired bon vivant van Meegeren. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Nazi art history mystery 'The Last Vermeer' proves you shouldn't paint with a broad brush," 18 Nov. 2020 That’s because Glenn Close, buried under prosthetics, a coral reef of frizzy hair and plate-sized glasses, is the crochety, cigarette-smoking, foul-mouthed Mamaw. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘Hillbilly Elegy’ misses essence of best-selling 2016 memoir," 13 Nov. 2020 That’s because Glenn Close, buried under prosthetics, a coral reef of frizzy hair and plate-sized glasses, is the crochety, cigarette-smoking, foul-mouthed Mamaw. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘Hillbilly Elegy’ misses essence of best-selling 2016 memoir," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of frizzy

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of frizzy was circa 1864

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“Frizzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frizzy. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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frizzy

adjective
\ ˈfri-zē How to pronounce frizzy (audio) \
frizzier; frizziest

Kids Definition of frizzy

: very curly frizzy hair

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