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grizzle

noun griz·zle \ ˈgri-zəl \

Definition of grizzle

1 archaic : gray hair
2 a : a roan coat pattern or color
b : a gray or roan animal

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Origin and Etymology of grizzle

Middle English grisel, adjective, gray, from Anglo-French, from gris, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German grīs gray


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grizzle

verb

Definition of grizzle

grizzled; grizzling play \ˈgriz-liŋ, ˈgri-zə-\
transitive verb
: to make grayish
intransitive verb
1 : gripe, grumble
2 : to become grayish

Examples of grizzle in a Sentence

  1. He is always grizzling about the weather.

  2. He always grizzles that the weather is bad.

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First Known Use of grizzle

1740


GRIZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

grizzle

verb

Definition of grizzle for English Language Learners

  • : to make a continuous, quiet, crying sound

  • : to complain in a weak or annoying way



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