1

mizzle

play
verb miz·zle \ˈmi-zəl\

Definition of mizzle

mizzled

;

mizzling

play \ˈmi-zə-liŋ, ˈmiz-liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to rain in very fine drops :  drizzle

mizzle

noun

mizzly

play \ˈmi-zə-lē, ˈmiz-lē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of mizzle

Middle English misellen; akin to Dutch dialect mizzelen to drizzle, Middle Dutch mist fog, mist


First Known Use: 15th century


2

mizzle

verb miz·zle

Definition of mizzle

mizzled

;

mizzling

play \ˈmi-zə-liŋ, ˈmiz-liŋ\

chiefly British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to depart suddenly

Origin and Etymology of mizzle

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1781



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mizzle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ