Frizzes
Friz Friz, n.; pl. {Frizzes}. That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle. [Written also {frizz}.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • frizzes — 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 tight curls; curly hair v. form the hair into small… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Friezer — Frie zer, n. One who, or that which, friezes or frizzes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friz — Friz, n.; pl. {Frizzes}. That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle. [Written also {frizz}.] [1913 Webster] He [Dr. Johnson], who saw in his glass how his wig became his face and head, might easily infer that a similar …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frizz — Friz Friz, n.; pl. {Frizzes}. That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle. [Written also {frizz}.] [1913 Webster] He [Dr. Johnson], who saw in his glass how his wig became his face and head, might easily infer that a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friz — frizer, n. /friz/, v.i., v.t., frizzed, frizzing, n., pl. frizzes. frizz1. * * * …   Universalium

  • frise — [ friz ] n. f. • 1528; frize 1520; freis « bandeau brodé d or » XIIIe; lat. phrygium, proprt « ouvrage phrygien » 1 ♦ Partie de l entablement entre l architrave et la corniche. « La frise du péristyle se compose de petits tableaux de marbre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • frisé — frise [ friz ] n. f. • 1528; frize 1520; freis « bandeau brodé d or » XIIIe; lat. phrygium, proprt « ouvrage phrygien » 1 ♦ Partie de l entablement entre l architrave et la corniche. « La frise du péristyle se compose de petits tableaux de marbre …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • frizz — [frız] v [I and T] informal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: friser, probably from frire to cook in hot oil ] if your hair frizzes, or if you frizz it, it curls very tightly >frizz n [U] ▪ how to give your hair more shape and less frizz …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

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