griz·zled | \ˈgri-zəld \

Definition of grizzled 

: sprinkled or streaked with gray : graying a grizzled beard also : having gray hair a grizzled veteran

Examples of grizzled in a Sentence

He had thinning hair and a grizzled beard.

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Andersson’s team is best summed up by Ibrahimovic’s heir as captain: Granqvist, a 33-year-old central defender of old-fashioned virtue, a gritty, grizzled presence, all heart and no pretense. Rory Smith, New York Times, "By His Absence, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Makes Sweden Stronger at the World Cup," 3 July 2018 The pair epitomised the grizzled ruthlessness and serial winning mentality which ultimately overcame the superior quality of the French., "Why France's Quality and Experience Means Now is the Time to Stand and Deliver at the World Cup," 22 June 2018 Jaguars:Blake Bortles, 26, is suddenly the grizzled vet ahead of Tanner Lee, a raw rookie, and Cody Kessler, who projects as a career backup but played well in the face of dreadful circumstances in Cleveland two years ago. 17. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking NFL backup QBs by team: Who has best contingency plan?," 27 June 2018 Slayer’s grizzled lead vocalist and bassist asserted his laryngeal dominance over some 14,000 fans at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Wednesday night (June 20), the final stop on the first leg of the thrash titans’ hefty farewell tour. Bryan Rolli, Billboard, "Slayer Close Out First Leg of Farewell Tour with Blistering, Career-Spanning Austin Performance," 21 June 2018 When a present-day William (Ed Harris), bald and grizzled, goes to visit him in his observation-room apartment, the report is not good. Sandra Upson, WIRED, "Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 8: The Great Ghost Nation Mystery," 11 June 2018 The grizzled 41-year-old veteran Rafa Marquez will smile in glory. John Kass,, "World Cup 2018 prediction: Mexico wins, Trump pays for the cake.," 12 June 2018 The odds are high that William has built a body of his own that could come into play this season — one that Ford would want to put into action as a means of torturing the grizzled gunslinger. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Westworld': How the Shocking Robot Reveal Could Impact the Future," 14 May 2018 Montgomery is a departure from the previous two, grizzled NHL veterans Lindy Ruff and Ken Hitchcock. Houston Chronicle, "Dallas Stars introduce Jim Montgomery as new coach," 4 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of grizzled

: having gray hair


griz·zled | \ˈgri-zəld \

Kids Definition of grizzled

1 : streaked or mixed with gray grizzled hair

2 : having gray hair

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