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frizz definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the condition of being formed into small tight curls; "her hair was in a frizz" v
1: curl tightly; "crimp hair" [syn: crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: French friser Date: 1660 transitive verb to form into small tight curls intransitive verb of hair to form a mass of tight curls II. noun Date: 1668 1. a tight curl 2. hair that is tightly curled III. verb Etymology: alteration of 1fry Date: 1835 transitive verb to fry or sear with a sizzling noise intransitive verb sizzle

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. 1 form (hair) into a mass of small curls. 2 dress (wash-leather etc.) with pumice or a scraping-knife. --n. 1 a frizzed hair. b a row of curls. 2 a frizzed state. Etymology: F friser, perh. f. the stem of frire FRY(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frizz Frizz, v. t. & i. [Partly imitative, but cf. Fry.] To fry, cook, or sear with a sizzling noise; to sizzle.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Friz Friz, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frizzed; p. pr. & vb. n. Frizzing.] [Cf. F. friser to curl, crisp, frizzle, to raise the nap (on certain stuffs); prob.akin to OFries. frisle hair of the head. Cf. Frieze kind of cloth.] [Written also frizz.] 1. To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping pin; to crisp. With her hair frizzed short up to her ears. --Pepys. 2. To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth. 3. (Leather Manufacture) To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument. Frizzing machine. (a) (Fabrics) A machine for frizzing the surface of cloth. (b) (Wood Working) A bench with a revolving cutter head slightly protruding above its surface, for dressing boards.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Friz Friz, n.; pl. Frizzes. That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle. [Written also frizz.] He [Dr. Johnson], who saw in his glass how his wig became his face and head, might easily infer that a similar fullbottomed, well-curled friz of words would be no less becoming to his thoughts. --Hare.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Frizz Frizz, v. t. & n. See Friz, v. t. & n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frizz is frizzy hair. Manic brushing will only cause frizz.



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