Frizzle Friz"zle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Frizzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frizzling}.] [Freq. of an imitative word frizz, in dial. use.] 1. To fry, toast, or broil with a sputtering sound to cook with a sizzling noise. Also fig. --Hawthorne. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To cook, in certain way, so as to curl or crinkle up.

Drain and heat it [shaved smoked beef] in one tablespoonful of hot butter, to curl or frizzle it. --Mrs. Lincoln (Cook Book). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Frizzle — Friz zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frizzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frizzling}.] [Dim. of {friz}.] To curl or crisp, as hair; to friz; to crinkle. Gay. [1913 Webster] {To frizzle up}, to crinkle or crisp excessively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frizzle — Ⅰ. frizzle [1] ► VERB ▪ fry until crisp or burnt. ORIGIN from FRY(Cf. ↑fry), probably influenced by SIZZLE(Cf. ↑sizzler). Ⅱ. frizzle [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • Frizzle — Friz zle, n. A curl; a lock of hair crisped. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frizzle — frizzle. Mутация, изменяющая оперение домашних кур (перья приобретают характерную завитость), мягкость и легкая разрушаемость перьев обусловлена аномальной аминокислотной структурой кератина <keratin>. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • frizzle — (v.) curl hair, 1560s, perhaps related to O.E. fris curly and O.Fris. frisle. Or else from M.Fr. friser to curl (see FRIZZ (Cf. frizz) (v.)). Related: Frizzled; frizzling. As a noun from 1610s, crisp curl, from the verb …   Etymology dictionary

  • frizzle — frizzle1 [friz′əl] vi., vt. frizzled, frizzling [echoic alteration of FRY1, after SIZZLE] 1. to make or cause to make a sputtering, hissing noise, as in frying; sizzle 2. to become or make crisp by broiling or frying thoroughly frizzle2 [friz′əl] …   English World dictionary

  • frizzle — UK [ˈfrɪz(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms frizzle : present tense I/you/we/they frizzle he/she/it frizzles present participle frizzling past tense frizzled past participle frizzled spoken if heat frizzles something, it makes it dry, hard,… …   English dictionary

  • frizzle — verb (I, T) informal also frizzle up to dry or burn something, or to be dried or burnt, especially into a curly shape …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frizzle — I. verb (frizzled; frizzling) Etymology: probably akin to Old Frisian frīsle curl Date: 1573 frizz, curl II. noun Date: 1613 a crisp curl III. verb (frizz …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frizzle — frizzle1 frizzler, n. /friz euhl/, v., frizzled, frizzling, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to form into small, crisp curls; frizz. n. 2. a short, crisp curl. [1555 65; orig. uncert.; cf. OE fris curled, OFris fresle lock of hair] frizzle2 /friz eu …   Universalium

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