frizzy

adjective \ ˈfri-zē \
|Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of frizzy

frizzier; frizziest
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

frizziness

noun

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First Known Use of frizzy

circa 1864

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FRIZZY Defined for Kids

frizzy

adjective \ ˈfri-zē \

Definition of frizzy for Students

frizzier; frizziest
: very curly
  • frizzy hair


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