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grizzle

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noun griz·zle \ˈgri-zəl\

Definition of grizzle

  1. 1 archaic :  gray hair

  2. 2 a :  a roan coat pattern or color b :  a gray or roan animal

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


First Known Use: 1601


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grizzle

verb griz·zle

Definition of grizzle

grizzled

grizzling

play \ˈgriz-liŋ, ˈgri-zə-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make grayish

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  gripe, grumble

  5. 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.

1740

First Known Use of grizzle

1740


GRIZZLE Defined for English Language Learners


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grizzle

verb griz·zle

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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