grizzled
adjective Date: 15th century sprinkled or streaked with gray ; graying <
a grizzled beard
>
; also having gray hair <
a grizzled veteran
>

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  • Grizzled — Griz zled, a. Gray; grayish; sprinkled or mixed with gray; of a mixed white and black. [1913 Webster] Grizzled hair flowing in elf locks. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grizzled — gray in color, early 14c. (in surname Grissel), a pp. adj. from GRIZZLE (Cf. grizzle), or from O.Fr. grisel gray, dim. of gris gray, from a Frankish or other Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. gris gray; see GRAY (Cf. gray), also Cf. AMBERGRIS …   Etymology dictionary

  • grizzled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having grey or grey streaked hair. ORIGIN from Old French gris grey …   English terms dictionary

  • grizzled — [griz′əld] adj. [< GRIZZLE1 + ED] 1. gray or streaked with gray 2. having gray hair …   English World dictionary

  • grizzled — [[t]grɪ̱z(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A grizzled person or a person with grizzled hair has hair that is grey or partly grey. ...a grizzled old age pensioner... He was an old man with grey, grizzled hair …   English dictionary

  • grizzled — griz|zled [ grızld ] adjective a grizzled person has gray hair and looks old: a grizzled veteran a. grizzled hair is gray or partly gray …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grizzled — griz|zled [ˈgrızəld] adj literary [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: grisel gray , from gris] having grey or greyish hair grizzled hair/head/beard etc ▪ a grizzled old man …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grizzled — UK [ˈɡrɪz(ə)ld] / US adjective a) a grizzled person has grey hair and looks old b) grizzled hair is grey or partly grey …   English dictionary

  • grizzled — /ˈgrɪzəld / (say grizuhld) adjective 1. grey haired, or partly grey haired: *A grizzled little man, very dapper and precise –mary grant bruce, 1924. 2. grey: *her grizzled hair stood more perversely erect, like a forest of ill thoughts –oliné… …   Australian English dictionary

  • grizzled — adj. Grizzled is used with these nouns: ↑beard, ↑hair, ↑veteran …   Collocations dictionary

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