Frizzling
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]


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  • Frizzling — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frizzling — friz·zle || frɪzl n. sizzle, hissing sound made when frying; curls, curly hair v. curl hair; make hissing and popping sounds, sizzle (during frying); fry until crisp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frizzling — …   Useful english 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

  • 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 — I. /ˈfrɪzəl / (say frizuhl) verb (t) (frizzled, frizzling) 1. to frizz. –noun 2. a short, crisp curl. {origin obscure. Compare Old English frīs curled} –frizzler, noun II. [c]/ˈfrɪzəl / (say frizuhl) verb (frizzled, frizzling) –verb ( …   Australian English 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 — 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frizzled — 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

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