adjective (frizzier; -est) Date: circa 1864 tightly curled <
frizzy hair
frizziness noun

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  • frizzy — 1870, from FRIZZ (Cf. frizz) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Frizziness …   Etymology dictionary

  • frizzy — ► ADJECTIVE (frizzier, frizziest) ▪ formed of a mass of small, tight, wiry curls. DERIVATIVES frizziness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • frizzy — [friz′ē] adj. frizzier, frizziest full of or covered with small, tight curls frizzily adv. frizziness n …   English World dictionary

  • frizzy — UK [ˈfrɪzɪ] / US adjective Word forms frizzy : adjective frizzy comparative frizzier superlative frizziest frizzy hair has small tight stiff curls …   English dictionary

  • frizzy — [[t]frɪ̱zi[/t]] frizzier, frizziest ADJ GRADED Frizzy hair is very tightly curled. Carol s hair had a slightly frizzy perm …   English dictionary

  • Frizzy — Frizzly Friz zly, Frizzy Friz zy, a. Curled or crisped; as, frizzly, hair. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frizzy — 1. adjective /ˈfrɪzi/ Formed of a mass of small, tight, wiry curls; unruly or extending in all directions. The wet weather made her hair frizzy and untidy. 2. noun /ˈfrɪzi/ A small amount of unkempt, curly hair …   Wiktionary

  • frizzy — adj. Frizzy is used with these nouns: ↑hair …   Collocations dictionary

  • frizzy — frizz|y [ˈfrızi] adj frizzy hair is very tightly curled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frizzy — friz|zy [ frızi ] adjective frizzy hair has small tight stiff curls …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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