Frizzed
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. [1913 Webster]

With her hair frizzed short up to her ears. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

2. To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth. [1913 Webster]

3. (Leather Manufacture) To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • frizzed — adjective Having the hair crisped into frizzes • • • Main Entry: ↑frizz …   Useful english dictionary

  • frizzed — adj. curled, made into small tight curls (about the hair)n. small curl of hair; hair that has been formed into small tight curls; curly hair v. form the hair into small tight curls frɪz n. small curl of hair; hair that has been formed into small …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frizz — [c]/frɪz / (say friz) verb (frizzed, frizzing) –verb (t) 1. to make into small, crisp curls or little tufts. –verb (i) 2. to form into such curls. –noun (plural frizzes) 3. the state of being frizzed. 4. something frizzed; frizzed hair. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • friz — dialect past of freeze * * * frizer, n. /friz/, v.i., v.t., frizzed, frizzing, n., pl. frizzes. frizz1. * * * friz «frihz», verb, frizzed, friz|zing, noun, plural friz| …   Useful english dictionary

  • frizz — frizz1 frizzer, n. /friz/ v.i., v.t. 1. to form into small, crisp curls or little tufts. n. 2. the state of being frizzed. 3. something frizzed; frizzed hair. Also, friz. [1650 60; back formation from FRIZZLE1] …   Universalium

  • frizz — (v.) also friz, 1610s (implied in frizzed), probably from Fr. friser to curl, dress the hair (16c.), perhaps from stem of frire to fry, cook. Assimilated to native frizzle. Related: Frizzed; frizzing. As a noun from 1660s, frizzed hair …   Etymology 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frizz — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frizzing — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frizzing machine — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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