griz·​zled | \ ˈgri-zəld How to pronounce grizzled (audio) \

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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First Known Use of grizzled

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Grizzled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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griz·​zled | \ ˈgri-zəld How to pronounce grizzled (audio) \

Kids Definition of grizzled

1 : streaked or mixed with gray grizzled hair
2 : having gray hair

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